Scientific Inquiry Grades 4-8
INQUIRY is a process of asking questions and seeking the answers. It is that part of the inquiry process which tries to obtain truthful information about our universe by using our senses, by gathering data, by formulating hypotheses, and by confirming these hypotheses on the basis of what we obtained from observation. ~ Tik Liem
Discrepant events use everyday materials to involve and motivate your students to observe the world around them, to become curious, to ask questions and seek answers to these questions using data, evidence, logic and scientific reasoning. The discrepant event is easy to learn, easy to demonstrate and your students will be involved in Inquiry.
USING DISCREPANT EVENTS WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOUR STUDENTS VIEW SCIENCE!
Learn to use discrepant events to motivate students, model the Nature of Scientific Inquiry, and teach otherwise difficult to grasp science concepts. We explore using discrepant events to introduce concepts or as stand-alone science activities. Discrepant events use everyday materials found in just about any classroom, kitchen or local store – no need for expensive equipment!
Dates: This 2- day course will be offered twice in 2012:
June 24 – 25, 2013 or July 17 – 18, 2013
Classes are from 8:30AM-3:30PM.
Registration for this 2 day workshop is $195 which includes all materials.
OPTIONAL: Receive 1 hour of non-degree graduate credit through John Carroll University at a special cost of $160. Payment for this non-degeree graduate credit is due on the 2nd day of the workshop.
Note: The Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Teaching and Technology at John Carroll reserves the right to cancel workshops that do not have a minimum number of registrants. In the case of cancellation, you will be notified and a given full refund.