ERIC Number: ED359048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Science through Inquiry. ERIC/CSMEE Digest.
Haury, David L.
From a science perspective, inquiry-oriented instruction engages students in the investigative nature of science. Inquiry involves activity and skills, but the focus is on the active search for knowledge or understanding to satisfy a curiosity. This digest further describes the distinguishing features of inquiry-oriented science instruction and provides a review of the literature on the benefits of teaching through inquiry. This document emphasizes that an emphasis on inquiry-oriented teaching does not necessarily preclude the use of textbooks or other instructional materials. As instructional technology advances, there will be more options for using a variety of materials to enrich inquiry-oriented instruction. (Contains 42 references.) (PR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Questioning Techniques, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080 (first copy free, additional copies, $0.25).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.