James Dotson

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Recent Posts by James

Wed May 23, 2018 9:03 AM in Project or Problem based learning in Middle School Science
Hi, Lisa.  Have you looked at the Gizmos & Gadgets books from NSTA Press?   Besides the PBL activities, the books have a nice introduction that provides good information on how to use the activities and connect them to the phenomena.  All the editions (elementary, middle, high) can be seen here , and you can go right to the middle-school edition here : http://www.nsta.org/store/product_deta...

Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:09 PM in Teaching Controversial Topics in Science
What would be the "different points of view" on these topics that you would want to share?

Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 PM in Getting the Students Excited About Science
[size=4][font=Helvetica]Yes! To keep students engaged in learning and excited about science, we should present science not as facts to be memorized but as a process of exploration and discovery. I would consider “must-haves” to include the Phenomenon-Based Learning Books (from NSTA Press) and accompanying materials (from Arbor Scientific). Here are links to the elementary version [/font][/s...