Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding What is science? - Section 1: Warm up


I feel these types of lessons are especially valuable early in the school year to ground students in a more holistic understanding of science as a subject with a deep history.  

This is especially true in environmental science when we begin discussing resource use, the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and population growth.  

When students understand that the environmental problems of the present aren’t exactly new, but rather old problems or behaviors that become compounded by new technologies and larger populations, they can have a better understanding of the problem itself and what types of strategies for solutions would be more or less likely to succeed.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Rationale
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What is science?

Unit 1: The Nature of Science
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: Students understand what science is and how it can be applied to develop technology.

Big Idea: Science is a work in progress... our theories are the best explanation based on available evidence, but are able to be changed in light of new evidence.

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