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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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SESSION 1

SESSION 1: What Is the Nature of Science?

Engage Part B: Science Survey

How do people view the process of science? To find out, survey at least four people, including yourself, on the following questions. Print out this page so you can take the questions with you when you survey. Notes on Printing

What is "science"?

How do scientists actually do science?

What is a fact?

What is the difference between a theory and a guess?

Can scientists say with any certainty what they know and don't know? Explain.

Is something true if you can't directly observe it and test it? How do scientists learn about something they cannot witness?

The rest of the activities in this session will address these questions.

 

Facilitator Note 1

 

Next: Engage Part C: Build a Concept Map

 
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