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Abstract Details (PID = P127)
Title:Scientific Modeling - Explaining Phenomena (P127)
Description:Scientific modeling provides students a way to fully engage in science learning as they develop, use, and revise models to explain complex phenomena. Models explicitly connect students' first-hand observations and experiences with deeper scientific concepts. This allows students to experience the interconnectedness of real-world disciplines. Specifically, we will discuss the definition of modeling, the reason modeling is important, and the ways modeling can represent science learning. We will explore the benefits and limitations of scientific modeling. Finally, we will delve into the ways scientists revise models to demonstrate research and communicate their findings.
Subject:General Science Teaching Topics
Intended Audience:Unit (K-12)
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Hands-On - Attendees will be actively engaged, working in groups, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Kate Searcy, Teacher
School/Organization:Prairie Elementary School
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Schedule Details
Time:12:30 PM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 60 people