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Scientific Inquiry: Learning to ask the "right" question

Scientific Inquiry: Learning to ask the "right" question

This activity set provides students with the opportunity to discuss the processes that underlie scientific inquiry and gain experience asking and developing their own questions. This activity also provides an opportunity for students to improve their critical evaluation skills by assessing the quality of statements that the podcast speakers states by asking questions regarding the validity of the speaker's conclusions and assumptions. There are three components to the activity: 1) An introductory podcast that discusses creativity in science; 2) A series a practice examples where students can stop the podcast and complete an attached worksheet (Microsoft word) to gain practice writing down their questions; and 3) A podcast of a mini-seminar in which the speaker intentionally overstates some... Show More


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