Data Square – Nature of Science Activity

Print the templates below on card stock. There are two templates of the puzzle on each page. Cut out one of the large squares and then cut out the pieces as shown above. At first, just give students the four pieces on the left without the small square. Challenge them to form a square with…

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Virtual Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) Image Sort

This Science and Engineering Practices Image Sort is a great way to introduce students to the practices and to get them thinking about what they all mean. Using either a PPT version (below) or Google Slides version (link provided below), you can have students sort the images in a breakout room or complete this activity…

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High School AzSS vs NGSS Planning Guide

Great for cross-referencing the Arizona Science Standards to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) when looking for resources from collections aligned to NGSS. S = strong alignment (same science and engineering practice, same content). P = partial alignment (different science and engineering practice, same content). NC = no correlation.  

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Science is… Science is not… Nature of Science Lesson Virtual

Science is… Science is not… Nature of Science Lesson (in-person classroom version available HERE) is adapted from the University of Indiana’s Evolution and Nature of Science Institute’s Sunsets, Souls, and Senses Lesson. The following STEMAZing Teacher Guide for Science is Science is not Virtual describes how to use this lesson virtually and provides links to…

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Science is… Science is not… Nature of Science Lesson

From original Sunsets, Souls, and Senses lesson from ENSIĀ (file found below): Explores the realm and limits of science. Engages students to give examples of topics that can be studied by science, and those that cannot. This also takes a look at descriptive terms that reflect the true nature of modern science, and those that do…

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