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Low-stakes Science

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Sierra Wayson Sierra Wayson 7745 Points

Hi all!

I am wondering how you demystify science for those students who find it overwhelming or are worried about always doing science the right way.  How do you make science a low-stakes endeavor where students are not worried as about a grade or perfection, but instead are focused on gaining new knowledge? I think especially for anxious students, and girls, we need to be mindful about the ways in which we discuss science as a process - I want students to understand that they are not supposed to always get things right because as scientists, their thought processes should always be evolving.  


Thank you!


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