Discovering Life Below the Sea Floor: An Introduction to How Science Works and the Science Flowchart

This Discovering Life Below the Sea Floor: An Introduction to How Science Works and the Science Flowchart lesson plan also includes:

What is science and does it always look like the scientific method? The lesson follows a scientist as she conducts research to determine if she is doing science. It highlights the importance of creativity, invention, and collaboration throughout the scientific process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Learn about other scientific discoveries happening on the same research vessel here: www.joidesresolution.org
Classroom Considerations

  • Prepare the materials for the introductory activity well ahead of when you need them
  • If highlighters aren't available, encourage scholars to underline or notate the sections of the reading another way
Pros

  • Includes a poster emphasizing the concepts covered
  • Follows a female scientist without emphasizing that females are rare at that level of scientific research
Cons

  • None