This hands-on workshop is driven by the recurring question: “How do we find and use patterns in nature to predict the future and understand the past?” By utilizing the ideas described in NGSS, Patterns guide participants to make predictions, plan and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze the results, argue from evidence, and evaluate their conclusions. Participants in the workshop engage in the practices of science throughout the workshop, starting with one of our anchoring experiments that contextualize the four common patterns in physics: horizontal line, linear, quadratic, and inverse. Then engage is a modified engineering experiences that serves to spiral the anchoring patterns with new physics concepts, developing conceptual, graphical, and symbolic understanding. An integral component of the course is continued use of evidence-based reasoning and data-informed decision-making. The Patterns Approach has been used within freshman and IB courses and is published in the NGSS issue of The Science Teacher, March, 2013.
Presenters: Bradford Hill, Southridge High School, Matt McCollum, Southridge High School, and Steve Scannell, Gresham High School
Four (4) PDU's will be provided to attendees.
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