Incorporating accurate and explicit nature of science (NOS) instruction throughout the school year is important for overcoming long engrained student misconceptions regarding what science is and how it works. This can be challenging when addressing abstract content such as microscopy and cells. I developed an inquiry based lab that accurately portrays aspects of the NOS while also teaching cell microscopy. The teacher's role in encouraging students to reflect on the NOS is also described. This article addresses National Science Education Standards A, C, and G and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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"Less is More: Stepping Away from Cookbook Labs and Moving Towards Self-Written Labs to Effectively Portray the Nature of Science,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 35
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol35/iss2/3