Teaching Scientific Inquiry and
the Nature of Science
in YOUR Classroom

University of Virginia
The Curry School of Education

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Summer 2011 Workshop Schedule (Subject to Change)

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Welcome & Introduction
Scientific Methodology: More Than Just a Single Method
Understanding and Teaching Scientific Inquiry
Understanding and Teaching about Scientific Theories
Developing a Nature of Science Scope & Sequence
Video Reflections Overview
Defining Science & Other Ways of Knowing
Teaching About Scientific Methodology
Scaffolding Inquiry
Understanding and Teaching About Scientific Laws
Assessing Inquiry
Video Capture and Editing
Observation Activities & Questioning Strategies
Analyzing Presentation of Scientific Methology in YOUR Textbook
Analyzing Inquiry in YOUR Textbook
Analyzing Scientific Theories and Laws in YOUR Textbook
Developing an Inquiry Scope & Sequence
Review of Follow-up Meeting, Resources & Assignments
Inference Activities & Strategies
Nature of Scientific Inquiry Discussion with a Chemist
Nature of Scientific Inquiry Discussion with a Biologist
Assessing Nature of Science
Nature of Scientific Inquiry Discussion with a Physicist
Institute Evaluations
Nature of Scientific Inquiry Discussion with an Astronomer
Nature of Scientific Inquiry Discussion with an Environmental Scientist

 

 

Funds for this project were provided by a grant from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title II, Part A, Improving Teacher Quality State Grants administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia