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ERIC Number: EJ1262288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Inquiry Zones: Pathways to the Science and Engineering Practices
Lindquist, Bill; Wiens, Bryna; Char, Robyn; Mark, Leah; Baumgartner, Joshua
Science and Children, v57 n6 p26-30 Feb 2020
Crossroads Elementary School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, was designed and built physically and pedagogically with an "Inquiry Zone" located in the heart of the school. This collection of 80 learning centers provides a pathway for all students to pursue their own scientific interests. In this article, the authors describe the background and rationale of our development and use of a school-based Inquiry Zone and offer ideas and encouragement for developing similar Inquiry Zones in elementary classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Saint Paul)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A