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ERIC Number: EJ824871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Lighting the Way through Scientific Discourse
Yang, Li-hsuan
Science Teacher, v75 n9 p53-56 Dec 2008
This article describes a thought-provoking lesson that compares various arrangements of lamp-battery circuits to help students develop the motivation and competence to participate in scientific discourse for knowledge construction. Through experimentation and discourse, students explore concepts about voltage, current, resistance, and Ohm's law. The discourse encourages students to become deeply engaged in the process of making sense of their own observations and ideas. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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