Are SEPs in the Science Instruction Cake Batter or Just Sprinkled on Top?


What would it look like for students to progressively develop science and engineering practices? By Jennifer Childress Self | September 8, 2021 Over the last decade, we’ve all shifted our focus from inquiry skills to science and engineering practices (SEPs). We’ve seen the work of engaging students in SEPs explode in a good way. It's becoming normal for students to use models to describe what's going on or to use claim-evidence-reasoning structures to list evidence and make their reasoning visible. So now we’re all talking about using SEPs. But have we really stopped thinking about them as inquiry skills – [...]