ERIC Number: ED406158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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An Investigation of the Use of the World Wide Web for On-line Inquiry in a Science Classroom.
Lyons, David J.; And Others
Research on student use of digital resources identifies the challenges associated with utilizing the World Wide Web (WWW) while involved in on-line inquiry activities in the science classroom. On-line materials alone do not suffice in providing the guidance students require to effectively ask questions, plan searches, and analyze the results of their inquiries. This study explores how students in 6th and 9th grade science classes used the WWW to research student-generated questions and the problems they had while working in the on-line environment. Strategies that the students employed while engaged in on-line inquiry are described along with a discussion on how these strategies affected their success. Recommendations are made for the classroom supports needed to help students be successful. Contains 13 references. (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (70th, Oak Brook, IL, March, 1997).