EDITORIAL

Teaching Real Science

Science  27 Jan 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6067, pp. 380
DOI: 10.1126/science.1219216

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In this issue of Science, we are publishing the first of 15 winning entries for the 2011 Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction (p. 418), a laboratory module entitled Light, Sight, and Rainbows. Created for introductory college science courses, each module can be readily used in many different settings and schools. The winning modules were selected by a jury of more than 70 scientists and science teachers, and the subjects include physics, math, chemistry, geology, molecular biology, plant science, and evolution. Throughout 2012, each will be published as a two-page printed synopsis supplemented by online material that contains the details needed to teach it.