One of the key themes that has not changed, however, is that I have my science methods students "do science" on a weekly basis. That is, we aren't just learning about science; we are actively investigating, observing, inferring, experimenting, and communicating what we discover. I want them to experience learning science this way in the hope that they will carry this approach to teaching science into their own classrooms down the road.
So, when we began the new semester in science methods yesterday, their first assignment is an investigation...
I handed out a little plastic sleeve to each student:
|What's in the package?|