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ERIC Number: EJ1024148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Seeing an Old Lab in a New Light: Transforming a Traditional Optics Lab into Full Guided Inquiry
Maley, Tim; Stoll, Will; Demir, Kadir
Physics Teacher, v51 n6 p368-371 Sep 2013
This paper describes the authors' experiences transforming a "cookbook" lab into an inquiry-based investigation and the powerful effect the inquiry-oriented lab had on our students' understanding of lenses. We found the inquiry-oriented approach led to richer interactions between students as well as a deeper conceptual understanding of how images are formed. We observed engaged students participating in scientific discourse full of hypothesizing, modeling, and argumentation based on evidence.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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