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Supporting scientific practices through opportunities to design and reflect

August 1, 2011
Researchers found that students developed greater levels of what they call scientific abilities when provided opportunities to design, refine, and reflect on science experiments during a laboratory course, as compared with students who conducted more traditional labs involving following directions in already established experimental designs. This article will interest informal educators seeking to provide students with opportunities to create, make, invent, and lead their own scientific investigations.


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    Discipline: Education and learning science
    Audience: Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators

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