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Or, to encourage separate efforts by the student construction groups, you could dispense with that discussion, moving directly from practice into official time. SCIENCE Understanding about scientific inquiry Understanding about science and technology 44 7. When official time begins, student groups should receive a single sheet of paper and another 30 cm of tape. To make sure that practice paper is not accidentally incorporated into official towers (thus providing extra construction material), use two different colors of paper, one for practice and one for the official tower.

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Discussion Questions Ask students the following: 1. Do all situations in real life have simple solutions? Explain your answer. 2. When faced with a complex problem, is it a good idea to consider more than one perspective before making any decisions? Explain your answer. 3. What sorts of careers might involve solving complex problems? Assessment Suggestions for specific ways to assess student understanding are provided in parentheses. 1. Were students able to summarize the chosen article? ) 36 NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION GENERAL SCIENCE 2.

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