Advancing Scientific Literacy with Inquiry Based Lessons Designed Around ChemMatters Articles

WEBINAR (57 minutes) recorded September 20, 2016


This presentation explores specific strategies to improve students’ understanding of scientific concepts through reading, and conducting their own investigations. Some of the most highly ranked ChemMatters articles are used to demonstrate the process of developing and implementing inquiry lesson plans based on non-fiction texts. Strategies to create specific learning goals and authentic assessments that are in line with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards are also discussed. Assessments include presentations, debates, and other creative projects that stimulate student interest, develop content knowledge and expand scientific literacy.

Presenter: Kathy Chesmel and Patrice Pages

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