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How Science Works, a new iTunesU Course

by megan on Sep. 11th, 2013 No Comments

How Science Works

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.

Content from this course was inspired by the Understanding Science website produced by UCMP.

Click here to see course details in iTunes!


Teacher Feedback

“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!

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