Teaching the Nature of Science: Strategies and Resources for Student Success

Teaching the Nature of Science is more important than ever. The events of the past year have emphasized the need for greater understanding of science as a way of knowing and how scientific knowledge is developed. Yet teachers still have concerns about teaching these abstract topics. What is the nature of science? How can it be used to increase student interest and promote scientific literacy? How is it addressed in the NGSS? These are just a few of the questions that you will explore as you learn from student-centered activities designed to encourage critical thinking. Dr. Bell’s session will offer specific strategies and resources that support ALL students in learning about the nature of science and how to make sense of scientific claims they encounter on a daily basis.

Dr. Randy L. Bell

Associate Dean and Professor of Science Education

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Teaching the Nature of Science is more important than ever. The events of the past year have emphasized the need for greater understanding of science as a way of knowing and how scientific knowledge is developed. Yet teachers still have concerns about teaching these abstract topics. What is the nature of science? How can it be used to increase student interest and promote scientific literacy? How is it addressed in the NGSS? These are just a few of the questions that you will explore as you learn from student-centered activities designed to encourage critical thinking. Dr. Bell’s session will offer specific strategies and resources that support ALL students in learning about the nature of science and how to make sense of scientific claims they encounter on a daily basis.
 
In this webinar replay, you will learn:
  • What nature of science means and how it is represented in NGSS
  • Strategies for teaching nature of science and how they can be used to boost student interest
  • Resources and lesson ideas for teaching nature of science
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