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This course is a college-level course, with an emphasis on content, which will help teachers gain a depth of understanding of subject matter and an awareness of the development of skills essential to the scientific process. This course focuses on a different topic each year, using hands-on laboratory activities to help students discover the rules that govern behavior of materials in the domain of science under study. Students construct a knowledge base and develop an understanding and appreciation of methods of scientific discovery. The course helps students to develop scientific habits of mind and serves as a foundation for designing science curricula. (For Kerlin Science Institute fellows only)