ERIC Number: ED454062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Science as Inquiry.
Bybee, Rodger; Goodrum, Denis
A workshop to introduce teachers to scientific inquiry as described in the "National Science Education Standards" is designed. Participants were involved in brief case studies and activities, treated to an explanation of "Science as Inquiry," and recommendations for professional development were made. Workshop participants were presented with an overview and an introduction to science as inquiry. Participants broke into small groups divided according to elementary and secondary levels and discussed scenarios of inquiry-based education. They worked in small groups to complete an activity and discuss "Science as Inquiry" according to the "National Science Education Standards." That activity is included in this document. One elementary teacher wanted to see inquiry in action so she visited three different classrooms. Her considerations included content of lessons, teaching strategies, student activities, and outcomes. Her classroom observations are presented. (SAH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, National Standards, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Workshops
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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