“Telling children how scientists do science does not necessarily lead to far-reaching changes in how children do science.”
– Seymour Papert
A top 100 Amazon bestseller in “Science for Kids” and “Instruction Methods in STEM!”
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Teaching scientific reasoning is actually pretty hard. This book will make it a bit easier.
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When your students start thinking like experts, they get better at everything else, too!
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I have developed workshops and lecture series for science teachers working with the elementary, middle, secondary, and higher education populations. I can also provide engaging talks on science education for your conference or event. With the introduction of the NGSS, teachers are faced with the responsibility of teaching scientific reasoning and process skills and then assessing student development in these skills. I can help! I can tailor an entire program for your group on the subject of science thinking and practice or provide an expert speaker for your event on a topic in science education.
"I liked the approach that author Christopher Moore uses in the opening chapter of Creating Scientists. He introduces the idea that 'creating scientists' should be the goal of any good science teacher and also the goal of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Moore helps readers better understand the reasoning behind the NGSS and how to bring their challenging vision to life in our classrooms. If teachers focus science lessons with his goals in mind, students will benefit."
Joyce DepenbuschMiddle School Science Teacher, Kansas
"This is the book I have been waiting for! I can’t wait to use it in my work promoting cognitive apprenticeship in the context of collaborative inquiry between teachers and their students.
This book offers an exceptionally clear guide for navigating the complexity of teaching for deep understanding, transfer and use. It makes use of generative principles and threshold knowledge that are unconstrained and can be used at any grade level and in any scientific domain – in fact, I’d argue, in any and all disciplines."