What it is

The actual 'rhythm of science' is hard to capture in a classroom setting. The difference between 'figuring something out' and 'collecting data' is an important one. PatternMaster gives students a real opportunity to discover 'hidden truths' through iterative application of hypothesis-prediction-test-repeat. Teaser movie (for now, an old how-to walk through)


Instruction manual, video

The challenges!

Links for downloading the software itself

Is it science?

Students in a lab sometimes don't 'get' why simple colors & shapes can be more scientific than hacking corpses. Link goes to a .pdf excerpted from a reply I wrote to a confused parent. See also the 3rd table here

Assignments, rubrics, teaching strategies

Underway; some elements present

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