Developing Scientific Explanations of Phenomena

This workshop was designed to support the Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA) Developing Leaders program. ASTA Ambassadors attended the training of trainers and then replicated the workshop across Arizona. This workshop focused on the science and engineering practice of constructing explanations, with the goal of supporting teachers as they implement this practice in K-12 science classrooms.

This workshop included hands-on science investigations, facilitated discussions, reading assignments, and practice providing feedback on student writing samples. In order to support the trainers, presenter notes were included with each slide and a Facilitator Guide was developed and provided, along with masters of all handouts.