Methods and Strategies: Using Models Effectivelyby: John Eichinger

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Models are crucial to science teaching and learning, yet they can create unforeseen and overlooked challenges for students and teachers. This article guides students through age-appropriate, critical analyses of instructional models.

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  • on Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:35 PM

This article provides four simple questions that students can be asked when analyzing models. From the four questions stated the author explains how this analysis can be expanded for a more in-depth approach. This is a good example of how teachers need to help students to think both critically and scientifically.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:45 AM

This article provides concrete steps to follow and questions to ask to help students to understand the strengths and weaknesses of different science models. As a teacher, you can help identify which misconceptions might form from the use of some models in the classroom. Students get to engage in scientific analysis and critical thinking skills while doing this activity.

Kate Geer  (Louisville, CO)
Kate Geer (Louisville, CO)

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