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On Monday I made the trip to York to go to the science teach meet hosted by the University of York Science Education Group ( 231 more words


A New Tool for Teachers and Principals from STEM Institute

If you are looking for clear evidence that a classroom, including your own, is on its way to becoming inquiry-based, NGSS aligned, and just plain supportive of students developing their science and engineering skills, ask yourself these questions… 911 more words

Acupuncture Study as a Cure for Pseudoscientific Thinking

This is a new version of an earlier post from January 2015.

First, A Basic Lesson in Pseudoscientific Thinking

As a science teacher, a major focus in my courses is helping students design carefully controlled experiments that give them answers they can trust with a reasonable level of confidence. 3,249 more words

Teaching Methods

Generalizing vs Explanatory Hypotheses: How do we use them in Practice?

The following post is an extension of a much earlier post of mine called Teaching the Hypothesis. If you haven’t read it yet, you might start there. 2,344 more words

Science Practices

New Experience #39: An NSTA STEM Forum (and ice cream)

A few years ago, the National Science Teachers Association added a summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Forum to their slate of conferences. STEM is a hot topic in education, but I hadn’t been tempted to attend until I saw that it would be held in Denver this summer. 1,121 more words


"Science is not belief, but the will to find out." - Anon

Soon after I first met my Father-in-Law, Ted, I learned that one of his greatest pleasures in life was to ask a provocative question during a gathering of a thoughtful group of people and see what ensued. 3,964 more words

Teaching Methods

What Would I Change About This Year?

This is the fifth part of my Reflection Series – a self-reflection of my year teaching in the UK.

What is something you would change about this year if you could? 431 more words

Science Teaching