The nature of science (NOS) involves actively seeking (rather than
avoiding) challenging problems that may require looking at situations
differently and thinking outside of artificially imposed constraints.
Science, like art, is a creative endeavor that involves a sense
of purpose, passion, planning, and persistence. Science involves both
systematic and serendipitous horsing around with nature’s unending
puzzles. In this activity, a manipulative puzzle and a verbal logic challenge (both involving horses) with unexpected-twist-type answers are used to help learners think about the importance of how we define problems and the need to develop a playful, inquisitive orientation to problem solving.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/1/2011Stock # PB271X2_11