In this activity, students try to assemble a meaningful sentence by successively turning over a set of word cards. Parallels are drawn to particular aspects of the nature of science.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- describe aspects of the nature of science such as the self-correcting nature of science, the tentative nature of scientific knowledge and science as an on-going endeavour
- give one real-world example of science as an on-going endeavour
- give one real-world example of the tentative nature of scientific knowledge.
Download the Word file (see link above) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- word cards.
This activity is based on ‘Dogs and Turnips’ written by Al Janulaw and Judy Scotchmoor (University of California Museum of Paleontology).
See the original Dogs and Turnips activity.