Using COVID data and multimedia sources, teachers can
elevate students’ understandings of science as a human endeavor, and explore
diverse contributions and other nature of science themes.
Attendees will: 1. acquire multiple classroom resources for COVID data, updates, and multimedia; 2. examine connections among pandemic examples and grade level nature of science (NOS) themes in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS); and 3. explore opportunities to enhance science lessons with key NGSS NOS themes such as science as a human endeavor, diverse contributions and cultures, using a variety of methods, and knowledge open to revision in light of new evidence.
Daniel Bergman (Wichita State University: Wichita, KS)