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February 8, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Problems Of The Scientific Method

We examine the advantages of the Scientific Method in IB Theory of Knowledge classes, as wells as its problems.

The TOK textbook, however, doesn’t do a very good job (I think, at least) in explaining its potential problems in a very accessible way.

I’m finally getting around to creating a new list. Typically, after learning about the Scientific Method and its benefits, I have students analyze of its problems, make a poster, create an oral presentation and perform a skit – all taking no more than two minutes.

In addition to the TOK textbook, here are the resources I’m using to create my own list. Feel free to suggest more:

The Scientific Method from Get Revising

Advantages and Disadvantages of the scientific method

Limitations of the Scientific Method

March 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Videos For Learning About The Scientific Method

We learn about the scientific method in IB Theory of Knowledge classes, and especially talk about its application in all areas of life – not just science. I’ve previously posted about this topic, and thought readers might find it useful to see some of the videos I use, depending on the time available. Feel free to suggest more!

Here’s another version:

March 12, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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First Grader Makes Rube Goldberg Machine (& Explicitly Connects It To Scientific Method)

A first grader created a Rube Goldberg Machine. That in itself makes this a neat video to watch. The “kicker,” though, is that he makes some explicit connections to the scientific method, too. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines.

June 22, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Using The Scientific Method In English & Social Studies

I’ve often used the scientific method in my English and Social Studies classes — both with English Language Learners and with mainstream students.

The MCREL blog just posted a nice related piece titled Generating and Testing Hypotheses is Not Just for Science that’s a good short read.

March 7, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Learning About Scientific Discovery In Theory Of Knowledge Class

In my IB Theory of Knowledge class, we talk about the scientific method as a tool for discovery and learning(see The Best Videos For Learning About The Scientific Method), but not just for scientific knowledge – it’s a process we use for many things we learn (I use how I learned to improving my shooting of free throws as an example).

But we also talk about how it is not the only way we learn and discover.

I typically show this NPR video on “scientific accidents” to illustrate how learning in science is not always a linear process:

(And, we always discuss Problems Of The Scientific Method)

Today, the Smithsonian published a very useful slideshow titled Sometimes, a Scientific “Eureka!” Moment Really Does Change the World.

It will be a nice complement to showing the NPR video….

December 4, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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All The “Best” Lists Appearing In 2017

I’ve posted over 1,800 “Best” lists during the past ten years, work hard at keeping them updated.

You can see all of them categorized here, and listed in chronological order here.

I thought readers might find it interesting to see a list, with links, to all the ones published during this calendar year.

I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!

Here they are:

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About “Feelings”

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Space & Planets

The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About U.S. Money

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Women’s March

The Best Sites For Learning About The Presidential Inauguration – 2017

The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students

A Look Back: 2015’s Best Posts From This Blog

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Animals

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Jobs

The Best Resources For Learning About The Spanish-American War

The Best Resources For Learning About President Trump’s Executive Orders On Immigration & Refugees

The Best Videos For Learning About Civil Disobedience

The Best “Around The World” Videos

The Best Resources On The Trump Administrations New Immigration Enforcement Policies

Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One)

Part Two: Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

A Look Back: 2016’s Best Posts From This Blog

All My BAM! Radio Shows About English Language Learners

The Best Random Acts Of Kindness Videos

The Best Videos For Learning About The Scientific Method

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Fighting Islamophobia In Schools

The Best Resources On The Latest Travel Ban By The Trump Administration

The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Action Research – Help Me Find More

The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges

The Thirty-Seven “All-Time” Best Lists

The Best Resources On Classroom Seating Strategies

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education

The Oscars Are Awarded This Sunday – Here Are All My “Best” Lists Related To Movies

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Health

The Best Resources Explaining Why We Need To Support The Home Language Of ELLs

The Best Resources On The Cassini Spacecraft

The Best Resources On The Famine Threatening 20 Million People & How To Help

The Best Resources Showing Conflicts Around The World

All My BAM! Radio Shows About Social Emotional Learning

The Best Resources On Helping Students Make Good Decisions

The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On John Hattie’s Research

The Best Resources On Social Capital In Schools

All My BAM! Radio Shows About Classroom Management

The Best Resources For Learning About The Issue Of “Learning Styles”

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – So Far

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Opposites

All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Community, Signs & Transportation

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2017 – So Far

The Best Science Sites Of 2017 – So Far

The Best Resources For Learning & Teaching About Malcolm X

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2017 – So Far

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The North Korea Missile Crisis

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far

The Best Guest Posts Appearing On This Blog In 2017 – So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About Cognitive Bias

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – So Far

All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place

Most Popular Posts From This Blog In 2017 – So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – So Far

The Best Videos For Educators In 2017 – So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About The Value Of “Self-Explanation”

The Best Ways To Handle Fidget Spinners

The Twenty-Five Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 – So Far

The Best Advice On Protecting Our Digital Info

The Best Resources For Learning About The Seasons Of The Year

A Beginning List For Learning About The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

A Beginning List For Learning About The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

The Best Suggestions On Ways Teachers Can Sanely Approach PD Over The Summer & Still Have Time To Relax

A Collection Of Resources On “Tricky” Teacher Topics

The Best Resources For Examining “Privilege”

The Best Resources For Learning How Repeal Of Obamacare Will Affect Students & Schools

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2017 – So Far

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2017 – So Far

My Favorite Posts In 2017 – So Far

“The Best Q&A Posts of 2017 – So Far”

My Ten Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2017 – So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far

The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2017 – So Far

The Best Resources & Ideas For Using Sound Effects In ELL Lessons

The Best Sites For ELLs To Practice Online Dictation

The Best Videos For Content Teachers With ELLs In Their Classes – Please Suggest More

The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More

The Best Resources For Learning About The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

The Best – Or, At Least, The Most Interesting – Resources About Ben Franklin

The Best Sites Where Students Can Transcribe Historical Texts

The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom

The Best Resources On The Idea Of Evaluating Teacher “Input” Instead Of Student “Output”

The Best Harry Potter Teaching & Learning Resources

The Best Examples Of ELL Student Writing

The Best Online Homework Sites For English Language Learners – Please Offer Your Own Suggestions

The Best Resources For Teaching About Confederate Monuments

Resources For Learning About #Charlottesville

The Best Resources For Learning About Proposed Changes To U.S. “Legal” Immigration Policy

The Best Resources For Planning “Learning Stations” – Please Add More

The Best Parent Engagement Resources For Immigrant Families

The Best Resources For Teaching Students The Differences Between A Good & Bad Slide

The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Months, Seasons & Days Of The Week

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Numbers

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Clothes

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About The Weather

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn Colors

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn Vocabulary About The Human Body

The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Little Rock 9”

The Best Way To Assist Earthquake & Hurricane Victims

The Best Resources For Learning About The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The Best Resources For Learning About Hurricane Harvey

The Best Ways To Help Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

The Best Resources For Learning About School Dress Codes

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Family

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Holidays

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Halloween & The Day Of The Dead

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Computers – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Months, Seasons & Days Of The Week

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2017 – Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2017 – Part Two

The Best Sites Where Students Can Ask Science Questions & Receive Responses

The Best Sites For Learning About Weather

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2017 – Part Two

The Best Videos Explaining “Intersectionality”

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The Santa Rosa Fires (& How To Help Victims)

The Twenty Most Popular Posts From This Blog In 2017

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Advice For Student Teachers & Their Collaborating Teachers

The Best Resources For Learning About Retrieval Practice

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – Part Two

The 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017

All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!

The Best Videos For Educators In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Food

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Home

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Christmas

The Best Resources For Learning What Caused The Civil War

The Best Resources For Learning About Martin Luther On The 500th Anniversary Of The “95 Theses”

The Best Teaching Resources For The Movie, “Coco”

The Best Collections Of Instructional Strategies

The Best Ways To Talk With Someone Who Disagrees With You

My “All-Time” Favorite BAM! Radio Episodes

The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Interactive “Copy-Edit This!” Grammar Quizzes In The New York Times

New & Updated: Recommendations For Who To Follow On Twitter In 2018

A Very Beginning List Of “Best” Videos Using Emotion To Manipulate – Please Suggest More

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – Part Two

My Nine Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Resources For Learning About “Nudges” In Schools

My Favorite Posts In 2017 – Part Two

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Parent Engagement

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Learning About The Code Talkers

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2017

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Art & Music

NY Times Editors Need To Read Hannah Arendt (or “The Best Commentaries On The NY Times Article ‘Normalizing’ A Nazi”)

The best and worst education news in 2017

The Best Videos For Learning & Teaching About Net Neutrality

 

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