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Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

Strategies Aligned With Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

It is essential that students learn to examine, review, and evaluate knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation. Using these instructional methods and lesson scenarios, teachers of all disciplines will gain the tools needed to offer students a richer, lasting understanding of science, its concepts, and its place in their lives and the global community.


  • Motivate students to become engaged, curious participants in science.
  • Understand and align science instruction with the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Equip students with the tools to read, analyze, evaluate, and respond to scientific issues.
  • Prepare students to engage in argumentation, develop claims based on evidence founded in research, and participate in debate and discussion of scientific ideas.

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Chapter 1: Empowering Students to Learn Scientific Practices
Chapter 2: Learning to Talk Like a Scientist
Chapter 3: Learning to Write Like a Scientist
Chapter 4: Learning to Read Like a Scientist
Chapter 5: Empowering Students to Think Like Scientists


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5