Formative Assessment Probes: “Doing” Science

by: Page Keeley

The “Doing Science” probe from Uncovering Student Ideas in Science: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes (Keeley, Eberle, and Dorsey 2008) can reveal some surprising ideas your students have about how scientists do their work. In order to build conceptual understanding that leads to a deep appreciation of the way science is practiced, you must start by uncovering the preconceived ideas your students bring to the science classroom. The “Doing Science” probe is designed to elicit commonly held ideas students have about the way scientists go about their investigations.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2010Stock # sc10_048_01_28Volume 048Issue 01

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