OLCMS materials Framework

A common lesson framework has been developed for teachers on how to use or develop the STEMforYOUTH materials into the classroom. The lesson framework may be used for the four science disciplines (Astronomy, Chemistry, Engineering and Physics) as supplementary material in order to keep our educational materials consistent with each other. In addition, this framework may be used as scheme by the material authors in case of the production of new materials. The lesson framework is structured on the following flow diagram:

Lesson framework Lesson framework

More specific:

1. Introduction

A short description of your activity or problem.

2. Ask a question

An appropriate starting question that allows:

 3. Background research

 Write some important points of your background research here (include resources, well referenced).

4. Construct a hypothesis

Write your hypothesis here.

5. Plain a fair test experiment

Explain which factor you will change in your experiment and list all the other factors you will keep the same.

6. Do the experiment

Write the method of your experiment (what you will do).

7. Does the experiment work well?

If no, write any problems you encountered in the experiment and the steps you took to improve these.

If yes, collect accurate and reliable data of your experiment and share these data.

 8. Analyze data

Explain how you analyzed your data.

9. Draw conclusions

Write the conclusions.

10. Does conclusion support hypothesis?

Compare your conclusion with the hypothesis. If yes, communicate the results to the wider scientific community (via poster or conference presentations). If no, go back to do further research.

You may download the common lesson framework for use here

An example on how to develop the content of the lesson framework is available: Water rockets - Engineering