Lesson Plan: Strong Inference

Daniel Helman
2018 Figshare  
@page { margin: 2cm } p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 115% } Subject: Science. Grade level: Middle school, high school, or college. This is a student-centered activity that will work with all three levels. Distance learning: Yes, this activity can be adapted to use in an electronic classroom. Time for this lesson: 50 minutes. Content goals: Students will be aware of what is meant by confirmation bias and of associated vocabulary words. Students will be aware of the importance of strong
more » ... portance of strong inference. Students will be aware of competing hypotheses regarding lunar formation (or some other relevant content if desired). Skills taught: Skimming science readings for general content and vocabulary. Brainstorming and creativity. Defining terms scientifically. Critical analysis of a scientific abstract. Topical research online.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6200948.v1 fatcat:5u2qb3q7jfc37ffyxysu4sbpoq