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ERIC Number: ED232785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Creative Thinking through Science.
Adolf, Jane W.
Common questions that children ask can promote creative thinking. The question, "What will happen if...?" can set the stage for creative problem solving by encouraging the use of the scientific method. The scientific method involves learning how to hypothesize, recording procedures for experimentation, developing skills in observation and data collection, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions. A simple experiment using raisins, clear soda pop, and a large glass can stimulate the right questions and encourage creative solutions by students. Labeling each step of the process and recording what occurs guides students in a logical manner. Guiding students through the scientific method thus promotes creative thinking both inside and outside of the classroom and helps students better understand the world around them. (BJD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A