Teaching Students to Create Undiscovered Ideasby: Kelly Jean Anthony and Wendy Michelle Frazier

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Science curricula often guide us to teach students just the facts, but our students need to be prepared for life in the 21st century. Since technology is developing rapidly, we do not know what new technologies, resources, and information our students will be working with when they complete school. If we want our students to be truly prepared for life in the 21st century, we need to prepare them to approach the world with creative scientific skills. This article discusses the importance of creative thinking in science and includes activities that can be structured to support the development of your students’ creative scientific skills both in and out of the classroom.

Grades
  • Middle
Publication Date
9/1/2009

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Reviews (2)
  • on Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:28 AM

Thinking creatively can mean coming up with a new idea or plan or invention or even an application. This is not something that is easily taught. This article provides a 5E lesson plan that will help students to develop their creativity. The chart provides the activity, the potential student instructions, and the traits of a creative individual. Along with the chart are some suggestions for daily activities to help students develop creativity as well as a rubric. In a world full of teacher says and you do that, developing creativity is a challenge.

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

  • on Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:07 PM

This article was excellent it utilized and provided a 5E Model with the activity to promote creativity, a template for an activity, and a rubric. It provided excellent examples for building science literacy skills.

Nikki T
Nikki T


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