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ERIC Number: EJ778971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Draw-a-Scientist/Mystery Box Redux
Cavallo, Ann
Science and Children, v45 n3 p37-41 Nov 2007
It is important that students have the opportunity to experience the nature and processes of science for themselves. The sequence of activities presented in this paper--Draw-a-Scientist and the Mystery Box Redux--were designed to help students better understand the nature of science (NOS) and engage them in the process of scientific inquiry. These activities are presented at the beginning of the school year and will help establish the format and level of critical thinking that will be used in inquiry-based science throughout the year. As a result, students begin to view themselves as scientists and realize that they already have the skills and thought processes necessary to be successful in the field. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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