ERIC Number: ED378060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Invitations to Science Inquiry. Supplement to First & Second Edition.
Liem, Tik L.
This supplement to the first and second editions of "Invitations to Science Inquiry" contains about 100 more discrepant events (occurrences or happenings which go against what we usually think likely) presented in the second edition plus 50 additional discrepant events. Discrepant events function by causing dissonance between what is physically observed to occur and what one thinks should occur. Since it is impossible to change what is physically observed to occur, the only alternative is to begin to seek information which will logically explain the occurrence. An introduction reviews the basis and philosophy of this inquiry approach. Discrepant events are presented in chapters that correspond to the topics of: (1) air; (2) flowing air; (3) weather; (4) characteristics of matter; (5) chemistry; (6) energy; (7) heat; (8) magnetism; (9) static electricity; (10) current electricity; (11) light; (12) sound; (13) forces; (14) space science; (15) earth science; (16) plants; and (17) human biology. Instructions for each event include materials, procedure, questions, and an explanation. The book contains a list of available science educational materials from Science Inquiry Enterprises and a separate index. (LZ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Science Education, Scientific Concepts
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