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ERIC Number: EJ902513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
The Flow Lab: A Simple Activity for Generating NOS Principles
Meyer, Daniel Z.; Avery, Leanne M.
School Science and Mathematics, v109 n8 p484-495 Dec 2009
While there is near universal agreement within the science education community that a strong understanding of nature of science (NOS)--both as a student goal and a teacher attribute--is critical, we still struggle with how to achieve these aims. Barriers range from pragmatic logistics to fundamental curricular tensions. In this paper, we share a classroom activity designed to aid in the learning of key NOS principles that we have found constructive. We discuss the basic activity, connections to science studies literature, and opportunities for explicit reflection on nature of science. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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