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How do I create an introduction lesson to the Scientific Method using the gradual release model?

Nov 22, 2015 2:45pm

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    • Dec 2, 2015 6:02am

      Michael's idea will definitely be helpful.

      That being said- Accomplishing your goal in one lesson is going to be tough. Rather than just teaching it as a stand alone idea, why don't you have your students utilize the scientific method as they conduct a series of scientific investigations over the course of an academic quarter?
      Ex. Investigation 1- You plan/guide the entire process
      Investigation 2- Your plan w/ some student input
      And so on.....

      If they practice it then they will be more likely to remember it whereas if they are just memorizing steps, it is not as likely to stick.