The "scientific method" presented in the middle school classroom introduces the experimental approach of science in a way that may actually bear little resemblance to the processes actually used by working scientists. Teachers equipped with an insight into the motivations, philosophy, tools, and culture of science will better convey an accurate and positive picture of science as a critically important human endeavor. The Experiencing Science course was designed to answer the challenge of giving the pre-service teacher and decision-maker better insight into actual processes used by scientists, in the context of each of the major disciplines.
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Neely-Fisher, D. L. and Hagan, D. B.
"Experiencing Science, An Introduction to "Real" Methods of Science for the Preservice Teacher,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 2
, Article 30.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol2/iss2/30