4-H Science: Are you 4-H Science Ready? Science Abilities The Processes of Doing Science Presented by Steven Worker, University of California January 9, 2012. Agenda. 4-H Science-Ready Checklist 4-H SET Abilities Connections to Science Process Skills
4-H Science: Are you 4-H Science Ready?Science AbilitiesThe Processes of Doing SciencePresented by Steven Worker, University of CaliforniaJanuary 9, 2012
From the Framework for K-12 Science Education:
“Science is not just a body of knowledge that reflects current understanding of the world; it is also a set of practices used to establish, extend, and refine that knowledge. Both elements— knowledge and practice—are essential” (2011, p. 2-3)
Thirty 4-H Science Abilities
Research a Problem
State a Problem
A young person may state a problem about water quality (content), plan an investigation, collect data, analyze the data, graph results, summarize, communicate to others, and then work on implementing a solution.
Mapping 4-H Abilities to Exploratorium’s list
A Potential Path for the Future
A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2011)
Tension in the goals of science education:
Where do 4-H Science programs fit within this tension?
What Scientists and Engineers Do
Inquiry Analysis, Debate, Eval Creative Thinking
provide children and youth opportunities to engage in scientific and engineering practices - intertwining content, skills, and attitudes.