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ERIC Number: EJ944043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Developing Intuitive Reasoning with Graphs to Support Science Arguments
Grueber, David
Science Scope, v35 n1 p46-49 Sep 2011
Graphs are important for supporting critical thinking and scientific argumentation because students can use them to reason, make judgments and decisions, and solve problems like a scientist (Connery 2007). Yet teaching students how to use math to actually think critically continues to be difficult for teachers. This article describes two activities that teach students how to make a scientific argument and articulate a scientific claim (Driver, Newton, and Osborne 2000). First is a math activity that uses lemonade to teach students reasoning skills with graphs; the second is a science activity with a basketball and pump that uses a discrepant event to make a claim about the nature of air. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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