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ERIC Number: EJ1119293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Sensing Matter--Is It a Liquid or Solid?
Troncale, Jennifer M.
Science and Children, v54 n3 p58-63 Nov 2016
Reading and writing are essential skills that students use as they learn science. For students to attain scientific literacy, they must create meaningful lessons capitalizing on curiosity and natural wonders about the world, through which students speak, read, and write about their science experiences. The inquiry-based lesson described in this article empowers second-grade students to take ownership in their learning, as they use their senses to observe and classify five materials based on their physical properties. By creating digital products, students construct explanations based on shared classroom research and writing opportunities. Student-led discussion piques student interest and keeps them engaged as they use evidence and reasoning to support claims about solids and liquids.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A