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“The experimenter … must be ingenuously honest. He must face facts as they arise in the course of experimental procedure, whether they are favourable to his idea or not.” — Walter Bradford Cannon
APS Education programs and resources are grounded in six major tenets of science teaching. These axioms are research-based and, in practice, clearly enhance the science learning of diverse students. In designing resources and programs, the APS uses these six points as guiding principles and encourages science educators at all levels to consider how these essential elements can contribute to exemplary education in their classrooms.
APS provides tools for teachers to use in modifying lesson plans and teaching methods to address the Six Star principles. One tool that teachers in our programs have found useful is a Debriefing Form (see Resources below) that encourages teachers to critique and modify existing lessons to be more effective.
This tool helps teachers apply the Six Star Science principles to existing lesson plans.