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  • Course Code
    SC.SC049S/SC050S
    Content Area
    Science
    Description

    Authentic Science Research 1 is designed to engage students in science and engineering practices so they learn to think and perform tasks as research scientists. Students will develop skills in data literacy, literature review analysis, and communication as they experience the experimental design process. As students build a foundation in the practice of science, they will ask and refine questions to begin to explore topics to narrow their own research focus.

    • Plan and carry out investigations and gain knowledge in both technical writing, scientific argumentation, and the construction of scientific explanations
    • Make claims supported by evidence through models, data, research, and additional sources
    • Validity of data will be determined through data analysis and an introduction to statistical analysis and computational thinking for larger data sets in science
    • Obtain, evaluate, and communicate claims, methods, and designs
    • Make connections with community volunteer programs to further their study of research

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Unit Description
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ASR1Research and Review

Students will be introduced to the practice of reviewing scientific literature and presentation of findings. Students will learn to critically read and evaluate scientific texts and presentations. They will begin to use this research to ask questions and define problems. They will learn to critique arguments, identify the evidence, analyze the evidence, and determine if the argument supports the scientific explanation. This experience will help them develop the practices needed to direct their own research.
ASR2Scientific Investigations
Students will engage in learning the experimental design process. The science and engineering practices will be
emphasized as inquiry-based investigation leads students through discovering how science is performed.
ASR3Scientific Community Interactions
Students will explore a variety of scientific fields through research, literature review, mentoring discussions, and
visiting a local science meeting. Students will gain appreciation for the importance of scientific communities,
collaboration, and partnerships.