Teachers will play the role of the students, collecting data in their own homes and pooling their observations and measurements in a spreadsheet shared by their lab partners. We will conduct data analysis within lab groups during the workshop to experience how this process can be performed using remote teaching and learning platforms. Peer critiques will help improve the preliminary data charts, graphs, and analysis to produce a curated product from each lab group before going on to the final steps of drawing conclusions. This workshop builds on the process taught in Parts 1 and 2 of the Student-designed Experiments series, but it can be used as a stand-alone workshop if desired.
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.