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ALL Your Students Are Scientists: Diversity and Representation in the Science Classroom

About the Course

Hello, fellow educators! When teaching the more “technical” subjects (I.e. math and science), do you ever feel frustrated by the lack of opportunities for authentic conversations around race, gender and inequality? As a science teacher, I often felt a disconnect between the words I was telling my students: “You can be anything you want to, including a scientist!” and the implicit message the science curriculum was sending, namely that all scientists are old, White men. This course provides a 1-2 week research project on a non-White non-male scientist of the student’s choice. The project provides an opportunity for critical conversations around equity and access in science to arise naturally in the classroom. With this course, you will receive two versions of the project instructions, a Works Cited graphic organizer, a Powerpoint on strong presentation, a peer review worksheet, and a student self-reflection.

About the Instructor

Kiara Hasbrouck is a middle school science teacher who’s had the pleasure of getting to teach in California, Texas, and overseas in Morocco. She is passionate about creating engaging and creative student-driven projects that teach agency and critical thinking. Her primary goal as an educator is to help every student recognize that by doing science in the classroom, they are and continue to be scientists.

Overview: Addressing Racial and Gender Inequality in Science

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Introduction
0:49
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The Problem
0:38
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The Solution
1:27

The Process: Action!

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Step 1: Introduce the Project
2:30
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Step 2: Student Research
0:53
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Step 3: Peer Review of Rough Draft
2:31
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Step 4: Prepping for Student Presentations
1:35
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Step 5: Assessing Student Presentations
2:07
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Step 6: Self-reflection
1:24
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Three Positive Outcomes
1:41

Supplemental Materials

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Modifications
0:50
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Materials for the Project
1:23
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Closing
0:34
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Project Instructions V1
5
Project Instructions V2
6
Public Presentation Instructions for Students
7
Discussion Guide
8
Sample Student Essay
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Sample Student Poster
10
Student Self-reflection Form
11
Student Works Cited Form
12
Peer Review Rubric
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