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Problem Solving, Persistence, and Patience: The Three P's of Science Research

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Description This inquiry-based lesson teaches students problem-solving skills as they build a Rube Goldberg type machine.
Type of Resource Laboratory or Hands-On Activity, Lesson Plan
Format Portable Document Format - PDF
Terri DeCresie, A.G. Cox Middle School
Development Date December 1, 1996
Grade/Age Levels Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
National Science
Educational Standards
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-12), Abilities of technological design (K-12), Motions and forces (5-12), Science as a human endeavor (K-12), Understanding about science and technology (K-12), Understandings about scientific inquiry (K-12)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Cultural Aspect Historical (specific eras)
Type of Review Reviewed By Staff
Review Date November 13, 2007
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