ERIC Number: ED459999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Truth about Science: A Curriculum for Developing Young Scientists.
Kelsey, Kathryn; Steel, Ashley
This curriculum guide introduces students to the process of scientific research. Through the process of science research, middle school students practice techniques to randomize sampling, control for unwanted effects, and standardize methods so that they can be replicated. Data analysis is taught from a statistical perspective providing students ample opportunities to see the applications of concepts from their mathematics classes. This approach enables students to take the role of a working scientist. (DDR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Qualitative Research, Research Design, Science Curriculum, Science Process Skills, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Secondary Education, Statistical Analysis, Student Research
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.
Note: Financial support provided by the Boards of the Discuren Foundation and the National Center for Statistics and the Environment. Grades 6-8.