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ERIC Number: EJ1031140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
SQER[superscript 3]: An Instructional Framework for Using Scientific Inquiry to Design Classroom Demonstrations
Chamely-Wiik, Donna M.; Haky, Jerome E.; Louda, Deborah W.; Romance, Nancy
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n3 p329-335 Mar 2014
Classroom demonstrations have been widely used to engage students' interest in chemistry. The challenge, however, is to also involve students in science practices and ensure that the demonstration does not become merely a spectator activity. We have developed a framework for creating pedagogically sound demonstrations that allows for easy implementation and flexibility. SQER[superscript 3]--survey, question, experiment, recite, reflect, and review--is an interactive, question-driven framework that draws clear parallels to science practices. The framework also allows students to extend their investigations through cyclical rounds of additional questions and experiments. Examples of demonstrations formatted in the SQER[superscript 3] framework are presented, and preliminary data on the effectiveness of utilizing this framework in high school classrooms is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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