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Understanding Science http://undsci.berkeley.edu/

by Elizabeth Ohl
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This website is phenomenal. It is a great resource to learn more about the process of science by going more in depth than the scientific method by emphasizing peer review and experimentation. There is an entire image library teachers can access to get educational images for free use, as well as teaching tools to help students visualize science processes. I really like the “correcting misconceptions” section where you can see what common student misconceptions are and address them before they become an issue in your class. Also, there are “teacher lounges” on the site which are divided by grades. In each “lounge” you will find information about students of that particular age, implications for instruction of them, implications for student learning about the nature and process of science, teacher tips and starting activities. This portion of the website also helps in creating your lesson plans by helping you identify your learning goals and how to modify your lessons to a specific target group. Students can also go on this website into the “student” section and get additional information on a topic. I plan on using this website a lot when I start teaching. It is a great tool for any beginning teacher to use or any teacher who is teaching an age group of students (or science subject) they aren’t used to.

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