Getting Students to Think More Deeply About Science

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Lori Leo, a sixth grade teacher, wanted to find a way to get her students to actually wonder about their environment and see themselves as scientists.  She shares how she did in this piece for Education Week.  Her process included banning words such as “stuff” and “kinda” and having students dig deeper to dissect and discuss their observations, while stepping back herself to let the students debate ideas themselves.