Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Is science a noun or a verb?

I just encountered this simple and helpful question in the context of how and what we teach students.
If we teach science as a static body of knowledge (particularly facts, theories, and techniques) we are acting as if science is a noun.
By contrast, if we focus on teaching students to think scientifically and critically, to solve problems, and to ask questions, then we act as if science is a verb.

1 comment:

  1. Q. what's the past tense of science?
    A "Republican"...although perhaps it's the future imperfect or "present denial" tense