ERIC Number: EJ898390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Thinking Like a Ssssscientist!
Scott, Catherine; Tomasek, Terry; Matthews, Catherine E.
Science and Children, v48 n1 p38-42 Sep 2010
A fear of snakes developed into an opportunity to teach students about the process of science: formulating questions, collecting and analyzing data, and communicating findings to the public. By using snakes to help students "think like a scientist," the authors engaged students in a five-day unit on inquiry while providing information about snakes found in their local community. As a result of this unit, students were encouraged to keep thinking like ssssscientists! (Contains 3 figures and 4 online resources.)
Descriptors: Wildlife, Zoology, Measurement Techniques, Student Attitudes, Fear, Inquiry, Grade 5, Scientific Methodology, Educational Opportunities, Hypothesis Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 5
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