In this workshop we will pick up where Part 1 of this series left off. We begin with a list of variables our students have identified as potentially impacting a particular phenomenon they have explored. Using a think-pair-share process, we will give students the structure needed to write steps for a scientific investigation using the independent variable of their choice. Students will work in lab groups to share their ideas and coalesce on an experimental design that addresses their research question. With the teachers in this workshop acting as the students we will practice conducting a peer review in an asynchronous (posted class assignment) or synchronous platform (video meeting). This workshop is most suited for teachers who have already taken Part 1 of the Student-designed Experiments series.
This 1.5-hour workshop is open to science and math teachers of all grade levels. We will focus on employing the Next Generating Science Standards (NGSS) instructional practices for teaching math-infused science.