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Critical thinking in science

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Critical thinking in science

By Daniell DiFrancesca

Provided by Kenan Fellows Program

This unit teaches students to utilize and develop critical thinking skills throughout most of the eighth grade science content strands. The inquiry-based lessons lead students to create testable questions; design and perform experiments; collect, organize, and analyze data; and use these results to decide on the next step in the scientific process. Current topics, local issues, and real-life situations are used to help students find meaning in the materials while learning the necessary critical thinking skills.

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