ERIC Number: ED472902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Inquiry-Based Research Published in "I Wonder: The Journal for Elementary School Scientists" (1992-2000).
Beeth, Michael E.; Huziak, Tracy
Scientific inquiry has been stressed as necessary for all students in science education reform efforts. "I Wonder: The Journal for Elementary School Scientists" provides a unique opportunity for elementary school students to disseminate their scientific investigations in the analog form of print journals. The Heron Network has published this journal annually since 1992, and the articles published facilitate scientific discourse for the students and teachers involved in the Heron Network. This paper presents an analysis of 617 student inquiry articles published in "I Wonder" between 1992 and 2000. This study specifically focuses on those articles that are scientific or engineering=based and explores the topics selected for investigation by students, methods used to conduct the investigations, and whether the inquiry represents scientific or engineering thinking. (Contains 31 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Costa Mesa, CA, January 18-21, 2001). For full proceedings, see ED 453 083.