NOS, and we’re not talking about the nitrous oxide system Vin Diesel used in the Fast and the Furious or even Too Fast and Too Furious

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9/15

NUTS/ BOLTS

-Field trip stuff- Seneca Lake, 22 students for 15 bucks. Remind April later in Feb for a possible training in April/ May

-snack list- next week is Michael, Anne and Chris and therefore I will not choose any of you to be the scribe

-dry run for next week so be prepared with all the APK stuff and start to think about activities that you can use throughout STARS about your topic

-Lurk or participate in a listserv

CLASS STUFF

-Nature of Science- pairing and sharing

What I mean by NOS is??? It’s important for me, as a teacher to learn because??

-Learning objectives for teaching NOS: thinking outside the box to solve problems, science is tentative, how scientists debate and support their conclusions, problem solving with a given set of tools, fluidity of science, investigate questions and describing investigation rationale, how scientists approach problems…

-What does research say about teaching NOS? Involve the students in construction of scientific knowledge, history of science and paradigm shifts, use of explicit language, glue goblins, etc…

-If your objective is being creative, then assess the evolution of idea through an inquiry cube demo. If your objective is to be inclusive and diverse, list the damaging stereotypes when the students are asked to picture a scientist. If your objective is to show the tentativeness of science then explain how diverse group’s perspectives strengthen an outcome in the 7 blind mice activity.

– Start with the end and work backwards to develop the most valuable lessons.

AND FOR NEXT WEEK… I choose Kathryn because she has the coolest purple notebook

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