Science is about wonder and risk and imagination .... tinkering is closer to the way real scientists, mathematicians and engineers solve problems .... they follow hunches, iterate, make mistakes, re-think, start over, argue, collaborate.Even more interesting to me was Gary's statement "the scientific method is not applicable to things that don't yet exist". He talks about how the world is full of seemingly unexplainable things that push the boundaries of imagination, yet some child living today will figure out the answer. Maybe that child is in YOUR class - how can we foster his or her imagination and creativity in order to tackle the unexplainable?
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Science -v- the scientific method
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