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Drawing a logical conclusion from premises, evidence and sometimes assumptions.
Annotated bibliography of web sites, books and articles for your further investigation.
Most non-majors take only a handful of science courses, usually in lecture format. Having realized that, this teacher now has his students DO science in class whenever he can.
The role assumptions play in logical conclusion, and how assumptions influenced our scientific understanding of the nature of fire.
How students think about "learning" when they arrive on campus, and what you can do in the classroom to help them think like a junior colleague.
This exercise gives students practice identifying what meaning they draw from a given set of data, and evaluating the quality of their inferences.
Watch a simple card game teach students the basic elements of the scientific method, quickly and enjoyably. Students move from wanting to win, to wanting to analyze, hypothesize, and test.
Directing students' attention to how an argument is constructed is critical to helping them assess arguments made by others and make better arguments, themselves.