The Holidays bring many gifts. Some of the best gifts have been shared by dedicated educators through the Creative Commons. I am eternally grateful to the wonderful scientists and educators who shared in this way. My latest rediscovered gem is the work of Larry Flammer. He published a student text on the Nature of Science called Science Surprises. This text is a great companion to the hands on lesson ideas that are archived at his ENSIWeb site. Below are some other fantastic resources that are shared without cost to educators. Enjoy the season!
Other Nature of Science Teaching Resources:
- Science is a Way of Knowing Lessons by NCES (National Center for Science Education)
- Mini Lessons: Science and Engineering Practices from Paul Anderson
- PBSLearningmedia.org – Search Practices and Nature of Science for media to support these lessons
- Ted Ed – Nature of Science Videos
- Understanding Science 101 and Getting Started
- The Science Spot