Science, Education, and Science Education

classroom applications
October 8th, 2011 by Luann

Scientific Habits of Mind ?

This past week, the high school and middle school science teachers came together for collaboration.  Apparently, collaboration hasn’t happened in a while in this district.  The high school teachers to whom I’ve spoken were pleased with the work we accomplished together.  During our conversation, we decided to compile a list of skills and tools we want to foster in our students (How will come next.)  Below is a whiteboard image summarizing our thoughts.

Direct from the whiteboard, courtesy of our principal


It’s clear that we were brainstorming.  Our ideas jumped from broad, general skills such as “predicting” and “graphing” to general big ideas such as structure/function and patterns.

We have some questions.

What’s missing?  What doesn’t belong?  What needs to be rearranged?

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