Flipped Classroom (Science Style)

While I am skeptical of all the talk about the flipped classroom, I am working to flip my science classroom in a different way. Traditionally, we tell the students what we want them to know and then have them experiment with the concept. I am working to flip that order. In my new flipped lessons, students start with experiments or data and move to discovering the underlying concept just as an actual scientist might. The process is messier. It takes more time.  But I have to believe that it leads to internalization of concepts as opposed to a surface understanding or memorization. Hopefully I’ll have more (success stories) to share later.

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About tkslibrarian

Middle school science teacher--hoping to inspire wonder
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