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Abstract Details (PID = P159)
Title:Humanizing Middle School Science (P159)
Description:Engaging students who are not interested in science can be a challenge. Exciting demos and hands-on learning are invaluable, but there is a cohort of students for whom even these pedagogical approaches will not engage. Some students are far more interested in people than in things. In my classroom, I added interesting stories about how the scientific discovery process has been used in biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. These stories of diverse scientists brought a human component into the world of science and allowed students to see that people like themselves can be scientists. This people-friendly classroom addition connects learning standards, from science to literacy, and gives students a fuller picture of what it means to be a scientist. In this presentation, I will describe my approach and provide examples.
Subject:Science Literacy
Intended Audience:Grades 6-8
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Lecture - Presenter(s) will primarily present information via a lecture, PowerPoint, video, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Diane Lincoln, Ed.D., Middle School Science Teacher
School/Organization:Leman Middle School, D33 (retired)
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Schedule Details
Time:01:30 PM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 48 people