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Student-designed Experiments Part 1: Developing Curiosity
May 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT$45.00
Struggling to teach a lab-based science course using remote learning? In this workshop we will practice a repeatable structure for introducing a topic that will be studied through scientific exploration using a remote teaching and learning platform. We will help our students conduct a preliminary investigation at home to develop interest in a particular phenomenon, generating data, and making observations. We will then assist our students in recognizing and naming potential variables that may be responsible for impacting this phenomenon. Participants will learn to guide their students through this process and identify variables that could be adequately explored within the constraints of at-home learning.
This 1.5-hour workshop is open to teachers of all grade levels and subject areas, however, we will focus on employing the Next Generating Science Standards (NGSS) instructional methods for teaching math-infused science. As is the case in all CLC workshops, participants will experience this technique firsthand and then collaborate to create an application of this teaching practice to cover their content, skills, and learning objectives.