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Friday, February 24 • 11:40am - 2:00pm
Science fiction and science non-fiction in science classes.

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Teachers in Alberta have many resources for reading in the science classroom; all too often the first resource we reach for is a textbook. But what other resources might we begin to tap into to truly promote the development of science literacy within students? This question will be answered in this session. The first half of this session will give a review of the many periodicals that you can make use of in science; we will discuss periodicals that can be used from grade three to grade twelve. More importantly, we will look at how to engage the students who find it difficult to find motivation to read a one- or two-page article from one of these periodicals. The second half of this session will focus on the many pieces of science fiction that can be integrated with our curricula in Divisions II, III, and IV, and will also discuss how to keep students engaged in the reading of science fiction while not taking too much of your science class time.

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Nate Siler

Science Coordinator, RDPSD
Nate Siler is the science coordinator for Red Deer Public School Division. He also teaches science education courses for the University of Alberta at Red Deer Polytechnic. There's nothing that he loves more than some people attending his sessions that have some great questions, especially... Read More →

Friday February 24, 2023 11:40am - 2:00pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2207
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