One of the major goals in science teaching is to develop critical thinking in each student. After instruction in science, we as science teachers, hope that students have learned to analyze scientific data, to interpret data which will allow them to arrive at reasonable conclusions, and to evaluate approaches to problem solving in science. At Middle School, Bettendorf, Iowa, one of our major goals is to develop the ability of each student to think and analyze problems in relation to his or her ability. To go along with this, each course in science is designed with an attempt to continually challenge each student to use and develop his thinking and reasoning abilities.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Krockover, Gerald H.
"The Development of Critical Thinking Through Science Instruction,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 72(1), 402-404.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol72/iss1/59