Teach 21: Science – The Scientific Method
Communicating Like a Scientist – This lesson will allow students to experience the scientific process of discovering causal mechanisms for everyday natural phenomena as they attempt to determine how a children‚s toy works without taking it apart. As the lesson escalates into more challenging components, students, like scientists, will test new ideas, challenge and review each other‚s ideas, and collaborate and contribute to an online community. They will present their data and ideas in a number of ways, including posters, gallery walks/talks, blog postings, online videos, and/or podcasts. (Subject Area: Science; Grade Level: 8th)
About Teach 21 – Advancing Network Uses Grant: This project is funded by the state’s K12 High Speed Network (http://k12hsn.org) for the purpose of providing educators across the state with a vision for the meaningful integration of technology into the core curriculum and reinforcing 21st Century Learning Skills.
The lesson Wiki includes the objectives, procedures, standards alignment (both state and national), materials, and links to additional resources. The lesson includes this 2-3 minute video clip with teacher interview, student interviews and a snapshot of what the lesson actually “looked like” in the classroom.
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