Thinking in Causation - Level 2 - Testing Causes

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  • Published on:  Monday, February 1, 2021
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    The Wonder of Science:

    In this video Paul Andersen shows conceptual thinking in a mini-lesson on testing causes. Two examples are included in the video and two additional examples are included in the linked thinking slides.

    Tests - a planned act that is done to learn something
    Cause - a thing that gives rise to an event
    Support - to give assistance to
    Refute - prove to be wrong or false

    This progression is based on the Crosscutting Concept elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education. "Simple tests can be designed to gather evidence to support or refute student ideas about causes."
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