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ERIC Number: ED301471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Invitations to Science Inquiry. Second Edition.
Liem, Tik L.
In the teaching of a science concept, it is important for the teacher to arouse the student's curiosity. Once curiosity is aroused, the students will learn much more on their own than the teacher can ever teach them. The use of discrepant events in the teaching of science is one of the best methods to arouse this curiosity. This book is a collection of thoroughly tested discrepant events. They can be used to initiate or sustain a lesson in virtually any topic of science at the upper elementary or intermediate level. They can also be used as reinforcement activities or as challenging problems for further inquiry. The description of each discrepant event is organized to provide the teacher with maximum guidance for conducting a science inquiry lesson. In this book over 400 events, activities and demonstrations are organized into four major topics. These topics include: (1) "Environment"; (2) "Energy"; (3) "Forces and Motion on Earth and in Space"; and (4) "Living Things." Each includes a list of materials, the procedure, questions to be asked by the teacher, and an explanation of the event. (CW)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
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