The ‘Tools of Science’ brings the Science and Engineering Practices to life. Our objectives are to:
The videos and associated materials have been produced in close to support the implementation of the Framework for K–12 Science Education and in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The long-term aim of this project is to produce material to complement each of the 8 NGSS practices (shown below). Content for Practices 3 and 8 has been developed and is currently available. Material for the other practices is currently under development.
Listen to Dr. Mick Follows Ocean Gazing Podcast to explore the characteristics of scientific models.
Sampling in Scientific Investigations: Students learn how scientists collect samples to represent a larger population to answer and understand a scientific question.
Proxies in Scientific Investigations: Students learn what a scientific proxy is and how using proxies allows us to measure parts of the world we cannot directly observe.
Obtaining, Evaluating, & Communicating Information Collaborations in Scientific Investigations: We explore how scientists work together to answer scientific questions.