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The Core Curriculum

Explore the Scientific Habits

Scientific habits of mind taught in FoS consist of a range of quantitative reasoning skills and understanding of the scientific process, including  basic statistics and probability, experimental design, sense of scale, calculating with units, back of the envelope calculations, feedbacks, and graph reading. All of these specific skills work in concert to help bolster student's ability to understand how scientists approach asking and answering questions about the world and how one might apply such knowledge and skills in their own lives as individuals, citizens, and professionals. 

Calculating with UnitsBack of the Envelope Calculations
Sense of ScaleGraph Reading

Students learn about the various habits through adaptive learning lessons on the Smart Sparrow platform and practice applying these habits using active learning strategies in seminars. The Smart Sparrow lessons are interactive and are designed with a learner-centric approach to allow individual students to experience self-paced learning.