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ERIC Number: EJ853255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Embracing Learners' Ideas about Diffusion and Osmosis: A Coupled-Inquiry Approach
Sweeney, Ryan M.; Martin-Hansen, Lisa; Verma, Geeta; Dunkhase, John
Science Scope, v33 n1 p38-45 Sep 2009
Learning about osmosis and diffusion is often a challenging task for middle school students. Here the authors present a lesson that was converted from a "cookbook" lab (McLaughlin and Thompson 2007) into a more inquiry-oriented lab that uses inquiry teaching strategies and hands-on investigations to teach middle-grade students about osmosis and diffusion. (Contains 7 figures and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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