ERIC Number: ED465545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Science through Inquiry with Archived Data. ERIC Digest.
Haury, David L.
Teaching through inquiry can take many forms with most descriptions of inquiry emphasizing investigations. Though inquiry-based teaching strategies typically engage students in investigations, it is not the physical activity that defines inquiry. Teaching through inquiry is distinguished by its emphasis on a questioning attitude, gathering data, reasoning from evidence, and communicating explanations that can be justified by available data. This ERIC Digest concerns how to teach science through inquiry using data. It provides 21 sources of available scientific data from the Internet. Also provided are six network science projects in which students participate in collaborative investigations with other students around the world. (MVL)
Descriptors: Data, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Internet, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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.