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Thinking Tubes

Thinking Tubes

The Thinking Tube activity is not related to any specific area of science. Rather, the purpose is to introduce the idea of open-ended problem solving. The idea of open-ended problem solving is new to most of the students in the class. Most are more familiar with a lecture approach to learning science and this new environment for learning science can be frightening and frustrating to the students. This simple example is a good way to break them into the methods to be used in the class and acts as a foundational point which can be referred back to throughout the class as they encounter problems that are more complex.

Thinking Tube Materials


Using the Thinking Tube

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