makes science "science"?
School Science Teaching Methods
Adam Johnston & Sharon Ohlhorst
Popper, “Conjectures and Refutations”
Lightman, “Time for the Stars” (listed as “Lightman 2” on the ereserve)
(These readings are found on ereserve, accessible from the
course webpage under “Readings”. You may also get to them directly at http://ereserve.weber.edu/coursepage.asp?cid=661.)
the following questions (briefly, no more than one page, typed):
is the purpose of science?
is the purpose of science education?
prepared to discuss these on Monday. An “expert panel” of four of your peers
will be assigned to do even more reading than you, and be able to
represent different points of view. These people will “lead” the discussion.
(Don’t worry, later you’ll have your chance to do extra work and be the focus
of extra scrutiny, too!)