EDEE275 -Lecture- Week 4-2012

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Implementing Scientific Inquiry In  Class 5-E Science Inquiry Model Anila Asghar EDEE-275 Feb. 01, 2012 McGill University
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Agenda Teaching Scientific Inquiry –   Kirsten  Diachidos  - Thank you! Nature of Science Scientific Inquiry 5 E Lesson Plan
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Science Teaching - Case Student B’s reasoning!  “The book is on the desk, the desk is on the floor, the  floor is a part of the building, the building is sitting on  the Earth, the Earth is rotating on its axis and  revolving around the Sun, and the whole solar  system is moving through the Milky Way."  “The second student sits back with a self-satisfied  smile on her face. All discussion ceases.” (NSES, NAS, 2000, p. 80)
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Science Teaching - Case What would you do as teacher if  students brought up these ideas in your  class?
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Science Teaching - Case “Imagine an insect and  a spider on a lily pad  floating down a  stream. The spider is  walking around the  edge of lily pad. The  insect is sitting in the  middle of the pad  watching the spider.”  How would the insect  describe its own motion?   How would the insect  describe the spider's  motion? How would a bird sitting on  the edge of the stream  describe the motion of the  insect and the spider?” 
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Scientific Knowledge: Continuity,  Stability, and Evolution Scientists are able to make accurate  predictions   about the natural world by building scientific  models and theories to explain natural  phenomena Scientists rely on  physical  cause and effect only -  Scientific models are approximations of nature The role of physical  evidence  in science
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Nature of Science Scientists often disagree over  evidence interpretations of data, and  inferences Scientific theories are  debated,  contested, revised , and sometimes  replaced  in the light of new  evidence/data
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Nature of Science The role of new inventions, tools, and  technology in advancing scientific  knowledge Theories are  judged  by their  results How is scientific knowledge  communicated? Conferences, Journals  (AAAS, 2004)
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Nature of Science Science is a  social construction  of  knowledge – Bias in science! Global and local problems need to be  approached by scientific, economic, social,  and behavioral models!! E.g., environmental issues – scientific, 
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