Reading Your Way to Scientific Literacy

by: Elena Levine

Having students read and analyze scientific articles gives them an understanding of scientific information as presented in the literature. After studying classic and recent research articles, students answer homework questions, individually and in groups, that stress higher-order thinking. Modifying this technique in a jigsaw approach also lets students debate their perspectives on the research articles.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2001Stock # jcst01_031_02_122Volume 031Issue 02

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