Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information with MND

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

A key practice of successful scientists and engineers is the ability to clearly communicate the ideas and methods they develop. Being able to review and critique the ideas of others are fundamental activities of professional STEM professionals.

Any education in science and engineering needs to develop students’ ability to read and produce domain-specific text. As such, every science and engineering lesson is in part a language lesson, particularly reading and producing the genres of texts that are intrinsic to science and engineering. (NRC Framework, 2012, p 76)

Average Precipitation, Sept. 2016 

sep 2016 precip

Example Questions:

  1. How do your observations of average precipitation in various regions of the world compare to similar investigations reported in the scientific literature?
  2. How reliable are the claims made by other scientists that have reported on precipitation rates?
  3. What science concepts support your hypothesis?
  4. What graph type best illustrates your data about precipitation?