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"I would urge, that a thorough study of Human Physiology is, in itself, an education broader and more comprehensive than much that passes under that name. There is no side of the intellect which it does not call into play, no region of human knowledge into which either its roots, or its branches, do not extend." — Thomas Henry Huxley
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.