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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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SESSION 1

SESSION 1: What Is the Nature of Science?

Elaborate Part D: Using Science Process in the Classroom

Students do not come to understand inquiry simply by learning words such as "hypothesis" and "inference" or by memorizing the steps of the scientific method. They must experience inquiry directly to gain a deep understanding of its characteristics.

-Inquiry and the National Science Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning, p. 14.

Image of students in the classroom doing a science experiment.

To see scientific inquiry in action, watch this Evolution Case Study video segment of students observing chemical reactions.

Observing
Chemical Reactions

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Describe your observations of how Ms. Dorritie guides her students through the scientific process. How do you use the scientific process in your classes?

 



 

Facilitator Note 8

 

Next: Evaluate Part A: What Have You Learned?

 
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