What is a Discrepant Event?
Water Drops on a Penny -Grade 5 Chemistry
- An event that amazes students because it is contrary to what they would expect to happen based on their background knowledge.
- Puzzles the observer.
- Arouses curiosity.
A strong desire to learn or know more.
“The main objective of formal education is the arousing of the students’ interest, if nothing else. Once curiosity is aroused the student will learn much more on his/her own than the teacher can ever teach him/her. Learning only takes place if the student wants to learn.”
-Tik L. Liem
What does it look like in the science classroom?