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ERIC Number: EJ1033011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Using Inquiry to Learn about Soil: A Fourth Grade Experience
Magee, Paula A.; Wingate, Elisha
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v51 n3 p89-100 2014
In this article, we describe a fourth-grade inquiry unit on soil. The unit was designed and taught by preservice elementary teachers as part of a university science methods course. Using a student-driven inquiry approach to designing curriculum, the unit engaged fourth graders in learning about the physical properties soil, erosion, worms, and plants. Hands-on activities, literacy strategies, and informational texts and websites were used to build student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A