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The Nature of Science in NGSS

 
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The Lederman Depository

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Summary: SI and NOS activities

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The Nature of Science in NGSS 7-22-2014

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Summary: Web Seminar Archive

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The Nature of Science in NGSS 7-22-2014.pdf

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Summary: Web Seminar Presentation

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Focusing Labs on the Nature of Science

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Summary: After learning about the scientific method, students are often left with mistaken impressions about how scientists work. This article seeks to give students a better understanding of the nature of science through laboratory work. Open-ended exercises...

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Introduction To The NGSS

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Summary: The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) consists of a series of standards for grades kindergarten through 12. In rather straightforward terms, the NGSS has only two specific purposes beyond its broad vision for science education, namely...

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Light Students' Interest in the Nature of Science

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Summary: The nature of science is a vital part of students’ educational experience. Learn how to apply the study of electrical circuits into an activity that seamlessly unites content, process, and the nature of science.

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Nature of Science

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Summary: The scientific method not only describes inaccurately how science works, but also distorts the meaning of words such as "theory" and "law." A theory, in science, is a widely applicable explanation. A law is a generalization or pattern derived directly...

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Perspectives: Helping Students Understand the Nature of Science

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Summary: An important goal of science teaching is to help students understand the “nature of science”—what science is and how science works. The nature of science addresses the importance of creativity and imagination in scientific work; how scientists invent...

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Teaching and Assessing the Nature of Science

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Summary: Learn how to effectively incorporate the nature of science in your classroom. Nature of science issues should be addressed as questions, which encourages both teachers and students to think more deeply about the context of nature of science ideas.