Where Do Facts Come From? Real Life Science and the Scientific Inquiry Method

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

When: March 24, 2008, 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Presenter: Oak Ridge National Laboratories – Dr. Claudia Rawn

Who: For students in grades 5 and 6

Host: Shaun Bates, DESE Education Consultant, Science

Please join Dr. Claudia Rawn of Oak Ridge National Laboratories via interactive videoconferencing and video stream to learn how scientists at ORNL use scientific inquiry methodology to answer real life science questions. How do scientists go about the experimentation process?

How do scientists set goals and objectives, execute a performance event, understand the data they receive and then form new ideas? What do they do with the information after they have finished their experiments?

During the presentation, Dr. Rawn will discuss how scientists at ORNL put the scientific method to use, then she will answer questions from event participants. The interactive videoconference is open to four Missouri classrooms who will be able to ask Dr. Rawn their questions live. In addition, MOREnet will broadcast the event online via streaming video to other classrooms or libraries that want to participate. For these groups an e-mail address will be provided so that students may submit questions. Please forward this invitation to any educators who might be interested in participating. Registration for the videoconference of this event will be accepted from the first four schools that successfully test their videoconferencing connection.

Please request participation in this event by contacting MOREnet at bgidding@more.net and be sure to indicate by which connection method you will participate. Please submit your request today. All requests will receive a confirmation response.

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