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ERIC Number: ED512198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 168
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-7503-2
Differentiated Science Inquiry
Llewellyn, Douglas
Given that each child learns differently, it makes sense that one type of science instruction does not fit all. Best-selling author Douglas Llewellyn gives teachers standards-based strategies for differentiating inquiry-based science instruction to more effectively meet the needs of all students. This book takes the concept of inquiry-based science education to a deeper level with the author's unique model, including fresh ideas for engaging students and practical tools for differentiating inquiry instruction. The text effectively demonstrates: (1) Methods for determining when and how to provide students with more choice, thereby increasing their ownership and motivation; (2) Four approaches to implementing differentiated science inquiry in the three main areas of science instruction; and (3) Strategies for successfully managing the classroom. "Differentiated Science Inquiry" offers a compelling case study and is filled with helpful how to's for modifying existing activities and labs for effective instruction. Part I, The Meaning of Inquiry: The "Why", includes: (1) Pathways to Inquiry; (2) The Art and Science of Inquiry; (3) Differentiated Science Inquiry; (4) Why Teachers Differentiate Science; and (5) Motivation: The Key to Unlock Learning. Part II, The Mechanics of Inquiry: The "How", includes: (6) How to Write a Differentiated Science Inquiry Lesson; (7) Differentiated Life Science Inquiries; (8) Differentiated Earth Science Inquiries; (9) Differentiated Physical Science Inquiries; and (10) Making a Commitment to Differentiated Science Inquiry. This book also contains the following: (1) Acknowledgments; (2) About the Author; (3) Preface; (4) Introduction; (5) Resources; (6) References; and (7) Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A