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  1. 1. Elementary Science Methods - WK1 Introduction
  2. 2. http://www.marshmallowchallenge.com/Photos.html#7
  3. 3. http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-bizarre-feats-of-architecture.php Atomium, Brussels
  4. 4. http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-bizarre-feats-of-architecture.php Millenium Dome, Brussels
  5. 5. Elementary Science Methods Big Ideas ! <ul><li>Effective Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Science inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Yeah, but… … what about standards… … and testing?
  7. 7. Woo hoo! Inquiry Rocks!!!!
  8. 8. Process and Outcome Two cohorts of 7th and 8th graders that participated in the [ science inquiry ] project units are compared with the remainder of the district population, using results from the high-stakes state standardized test in science. Both the initial and scaled up cohorts show increases in science content understanding and process skills over their peers, and significantly higher pass rates on the statewide test. The relative gains occur up to a year and a half after participation in the curriculum... The effect of participation in units at different grade levels is independent and cumulative, with higher levels of participation associated with similarly higher achievement scores. Examination of results by gender reveals that the curriculum effort succeeds in reducing the gender gap in achievement experienced by urban African-American boys. Science Inquiry Works. Geier, R., Blumenfeld, P.C., Marx, R.W., Krajcik, J.S., Fishman, B., Soloway, E., Clay-Clayton, J. (2008). Standardized Test Outcome for Students Engaged in Inquiry-Based Science Curricula in the Context of Urban Reform. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. v45 n8 p922-939 Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  9. 9. Elementary Science Methods
  10. 10. Elementary Science Methods
  11. 11. Elementary Science Methods
  12. 12. Elementary Science Methods Big Ideas ! <ul><li>Effective Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Science inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul>
  13. 13. Frayer Model Science Definition Characteristics Non- Examples Examples
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/horroriswonderful/ The Mysterious Death Of Mr. Pheoc
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/horroriswonderful/ The Mysterious Death Of Mr. Pheoc Data Claim Evidence Reasoning Modeling Science
  16. 16. What is Science? <ul><li>Science assumes that the natural world can be understood by gathering evidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Science attempts to explain the natural world and these explanations are tested using evidence. </li></ul>No magic, gremlins or other supernatural explanations needed!
  17. 17. Modeling Science Science Inquiry?
  18. 18. Process and Outcome Process --- Outcome The Essential Features of Science Inquiry Adapted from the National Research Council. (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  19. 19. Process and Outcome Lear Process --- Outcome The Essential Features of Science Inquiry Adapted from the National Research Council. (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press Learner is Active! Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  20. 20. Process and Outcome Process --- Outcome The Essential Features of Science Inquiry Adapted from the National Research Council. (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press Evidence-based Explanations. Questions Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  21. 21. Process and Outcome Process --- Outcome The Essential Features of Science Inquiry Adapted from the National Research Council. (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press Evidence-based Explanations. Questions Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  22. 22. A Scientific Explanation Makes Sense of Data Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  23. 23. Process and Outcome Process --- Outcome Evidence-based Explanations <ul><li>People are more likely to believe your ideas if you have reasons for them (k-2) </li></ul><ul><li>Seek better reasons for believing something than “Everybody knows that . . .” or “I just know” and discount such reasons when given by others (3-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Notice and criticize the reasoning in arguments in which fact and opinion are intermingled or the conclusions do not follow logically from the evidence given (6-8) </li></ul><ul><li>Insist that the critical assumptions behind any line of reasoning be made explicit so that the validity of the position being taken--whether one’s own or that of others--can be judged (9-12) </li></ul>AAAS Benchmarks Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  24. 24. Process and Outcome Process --- Outcome Evidence-based Explanations What is happening? Source Flickr: Orange 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fake_eyes/342753239/ Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  25. 25. An Explanation with Evidence but little Reasoning ! Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  26. 26. Process and Outcome Evidence-based Explanations String Theory Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  27. 27. Process and Outcome Evidence-based Explanations Fortune Fish Science Inquiry --------------- Outcome
  28. 28. Evidence-based Explanations What is your… … Question? … Explanation? … Evidence? … Reasoning? Science Inquiry
  29. 29. Process and Outcome Elementary Science Methods http://uwosciencemethods.pbworks.com/

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