Example Activities and Courses
Special Interest: Process of Science
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Planetary Climate Change
What are weather and climate, how has climate changed in the past, how do we know, what causes climate to change, and how can we predict future climate? Planetary Climate Change explores scientists' current ...
Introduction to Geology
In Intro to Geology, students discover how to read and interpret landscapes and the geological products that they comprise. Topics explored include minerals, igneous processes, weathering, landslides, streams, ...
Book Report - Practitioners of Science
Students read a book written by a practitioner of science and relate it to the nature of science. Components of the 1-2 page written report include a brief summary of the book, connections to course topics, and a bibliographic citation.
Introducing a new representation of the process of science
This set of warm-up activities uses the example of investigating the dinosaur extinction to introduce fundamental concepts regarding the nature and process of science--especially, debunking the myth of THE Scientific Method.
Newton's 2nd law: Inquiry approach
In this lab activity, students independently test Newton's ideas on the nature of motion. Students focus on how they would design a procedure to test Newton's hypothesis and then communicate that idea to others.
Scientific logic: An application to meteorological observations
A sample question/problem in which students are asked to apply the logic of scientific evidence to statements about weather patterns, based on observations on a typical surface weather map.
Unraveling Geological History: Glaciers and Faults at Discovery Park, Seattle
This introductory geology field exercise asks students to make individual observations about parts of an outcrop, then combine their observations in larger teams to interpret the overall geological history of the exposure. Content learning includes stratigraphy, faulting, and local geologic history; process learning includes data gathering and recording, hypothesis formation, and outlining helpful evidence that could be gathered in the future.
A survey course for ninth grade students. The course provides an introduction to specific topics in Biology/Ecology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics
Techniques for Teaching Laboratory Activities in the Secondary Science Classroom
This course provides science education majors with the opportunity to learn science laboratory teaching techniques; emphasis will be placed on the requirements for New York State classrooms. Topics will include the ...
Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science
Barry Bickmore, Brigham Young University The original activity Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science already exists within the SERC website. This page describes how this activity can be used ...