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  • Learning With Models

    Journal Article | March 2020

    Children can explain how their play dough model of an earthworm … ”), and what their model of a crane needs to “be real.” In sharing their images … Reflective questions can help this child evaluate and revise to create a model …

  • Mindful Modeling

    Journal Article | March 2020

    of a scientific process. Models can be physical (i.e., a model … have inherent limitations. This enables students to see the model …

  • Simple Models

    Book Chapter | January 2007

    As stated in “About This Book,” the author isn’t going to take the usual approach to the subject of chemistry. Because virtually all explanations of chemical reactions are based on our current model of atoms and…

  • Better Models

    Book Chapter | January 2007

    At the end of the first chapter, you realized, hopefully, that the model of an atom that we have so far (Rutherford’s model of a concentrated positive nucleus with negative charges around it) doesn’t go very far in…

  • Modeling and Demonstrations

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    One common misconception in the middle school science classroom is that students magically will know how to do many of the seemingly easy tasks teachers assign. In reality, even the simple direction of using written…

  • Instructional Models

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    This chapter presents several models of instruction from cooperative learning to inquiry-based instruction. It concludes with the 5E Model of instruction, pioneered by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS 1993.

  • Models and Simulations

    Book Chapter | October 2009

    Scientists use models and simulations to help them visualize, explain, and make predictions and hypotheses about the structures, properties, and behaviors of phenomena (e.g., objects, materials, processes, systems). The…

  • Mental Models

    Book Chapter | October 2011

    Mental models provide us with a framework for understanding Models-Based Science Teaching (MBST), as well as some of the tenets and limitations of science suggested by philosophers of science. This chapter is background…

  • Modeling Cells

    Book Chapter | October 2016

    This lesson helps students understand the function of the nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, mitochondria, and chloroplasts. Students will relate the structure of each organelle to its function, develop and use a model…

  • Models-Based Science Teaching

    NSTA Press Book | September 2011

    Humans perceive the world by constructing mental models—telling a story, interpreting a map, reading a book. Every way we interact with the world involves mental models, whether creating new ones or building on existing…

  • Models of Inheritance

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab is to give students an opportunity to apply what they know about the inheritance of traits to determine “Which Model of Inheritance Best Explains How a Specific Trait Is Inherited in Fruit Flies…

  • Model Release Form

    Page | January 2020

    Students over the age of 18 may sign for themselves; students under 18 must have this release signed by their parent or guardian. I hereby consent to the use of this photograph or video of my child/dependent/self,…

  • Models and Approaches to STEM Professional Development

    NSTA Press Book | November 2013

    The arrival of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) makes it the ideal time to kick-start your professional development program, and this ambitious book is the perfect source of inspiration to help you do so.…

  • Modeling, Part 1: Conceptual Modeling

    Book Chapter | November 2016

    This chapter addresses the creation and use of conceptual and mathematical models, which include aspects of Developing and Using Models, Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking, and Constructing Explanations and…

  • Modeling, Part 2: Mathematical Modeling

    Book Chapter | November 2016

    This chapter addresses the creation and use of conceptual and mathematical models, which include aspects of Developing and Using Models, Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking, and Constructing Explanations and…

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