Modeling Science Practices

Frontline staff and volunteers will facilitate opportunities for youth to apply science practices including investigating questions, using data, and developing explanations.


Resources

Expanding Explanations

Participants will watch the Preparing to Present Findings Professionally Video-Based Learning Module and create SMART Goals to support youth in science practices.

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Explore the Concept

Participants will reflect on two styles of instruction in order to emphasize conceptual development.

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Finding Out Together

Participants will reflect on the Encouraging Youth to Communicate Ideas Video-Based Learning Module to learn to engage youth with explanations of local science.

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Inquiry

Participants will conduct the Wonderwise Nutty Investigation to learn how to support youth to engage in science practices.

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Prompting Questions

Participants will identify prompting questions to learn how to support youth in explaining scientific thinking.

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Start with a Question

Participants will compare scientific questions and engineering design to learn how to support youth in scientific practices.

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Using Science Practices

Participants will build a watershed to learn to engage youth with science investigations.

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Using Models

Participants will demonstrate the importance of models when trying to answer questions and draw conclusions.

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Using Questions to Construct Explanations

The participants will be able to ask questions that allow youth to construct their own explanations.

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