One of the things that nags at me with Science education is that, at pretty much every level, the focus seems to be preparing kids for the next level. I recognize that the sciences cover a huge aount of information, and a lot of background is required to fully comprehend more complex topics. But as a result, the curriculum content in Science tends to be fact-based and information-heavy (read: lots of wrote learning). So how do we construct curriculum such that there is a balance between background prep for future years, and actually DOING SCIENCE?
That isn’t a rhrtorical question, and it isn’t one that has a simple answer. It’s one for discussion, and probably one for the next EdCamp.