How do scientists solve everyday problems? This is an activity to engage students in the discovery of how science works in the real world. Students work through common misconceptions that science is done by a “cookbook” set of instructions provided by the teacher.
Students work collaboratively to come up with a consensus on how to play some games: Learning the “Game” of Science. This activity uses simple abstract games to introduce students to critical processes of science such as observations, hypothesis testing, analysis of data, collaboration, communication, and supporting conclusions with evidence.
Chantel Dooley, President, STEMteachersPHX, Educator, Hamilton High School
Wendy Hehemann, Modeling Workshop and Outreach Coordinator, American Modeling Teachers Association
Mina Bhagdev, Vice President, STEMteachersPHX
Amanda Whitehurst, Media Specialist, STEMteachersPHX, Middle School Science Teacher