How does the real process of science really work?
Gain a new perspective of the dynamic process of science and how it relates to you with this iTunes U course co-produced by the California Academy of Sciences and University of California Museum of Paleontology.
Designed for middle- and high-school science educators to broaden their own knowledge and understanding and to use with students, the course weaves together activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science that includes exploration and discovery, testing ideas, community feedback and peer review, and benefits and outcomes.
“I am in the process of developing a course of my own right now. I also have been using the Earthquakes course from the Academy in my Earthquakes unit. I know I will use pieces of this course next year as well! Playing with iTunes U in this class inspired me to investigate this further.”
I enjoyed the sections that had thinking questions in them. For example, the first part “How Does Science Work?” asked students to describe in their own words… As a teacher, I appreciate things that are ready to go and include some great reflection questions!