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ERIC Number: EJ977256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Springing into Inquiry: Using Student Ideas to Investigate Seasons
Wilcox, Jesse; Kruse, Jerrid
Science Scope, v35 n6 p26-31 Feb 2012
Although inquiry is more engaging and results in more meaningful learning (Minner, Levy, and Century 2010) than traditional science classroom instruction, actually involving students in the process is difficult. Furthermore, many students have misconceptions about Earth's seasons, which are supported by students' prior knowledge of heat sources. This article provides an example of how to engage students in inquiry about the Earth's seasons and shows how to use students' thinking, temperature data, and careful observation to create opportunities for inquiry investigations that target student misconceptions about seasons. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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