Using Socio-Scientific Issues to Engage Students

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Jonathan Breiner


I teach a two-semester chemistry class designed for future middle-level (4th-9th grade) teachers of science. With an interest in developing greater scientific literacy among my students, I embed scientific inquiry and the nature of science (NOS) (AAAS, 1990) throughout the course, teaching it both implicitly and explicitly as part of the content.

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Connecting with Students