When everyday citizens help scientists collect and analyze data for their research projects.
Official, ongoing assessments that measure cumulative or overall achievement, and may compare students’ achievement to their own past achievement or to that of others in their grade. Some familiar forms of formal assessments are quizzes and the pre-test/post-test approach to check how much knowledge students gained during an experience.
Relaxed, ongoing assessments that check for understanding and progress instead of achievement. They give youth meaningful feedback about their progress, and help them reflect on their experiences. Examples of informal assessments are checklists, observation rubrics, and lab notebooks.
A guided instructional approach in which learners ask questions, conduct investigations, make discoveries and apply their new understandings
Range of data refers to the number of different locations you use to complete your research. In order for a scientist to draw a reliable conclusion, there need to be a wide range in the data.
Process in which individuals take the initiative with or without the help of others, in diagnosing their learning needs.
Students are invited to express opinions and make choices about planning and implementing their own learning experiences.
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