ERIC Number: EJ1039617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Reference Count: 4
How Do Scientists Work?
Gilbert, Amy V.; Johns, Katherine E.
Science and Children, v52 n1 p32-39 Sep 2014
In supporting students toward literacy, teachers must provide experiences that support the formation of informed understandings of the nature of science (NOS), as well as a structure for developing evidence-based explanations. In this article the authors describe how they guided their students through this learning cycle to answer the essential question, "How do scientists work?" The learning cycle presented herein aims to teach the NOS in explicit, reflective ways that support students' abilities to resolve questions and solve problems across disciplines. It also has the potential to transition from the application of NOS into other disciplinary core ideas.
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Evidence, Animals, Natural Resources, Scientists, Science Process Skills, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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