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ERIC Number: EJ828720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Inductive & Deductive Science Thinking: A Model for Lesson Development
Bilica, Kim; Flores, Margaret
Science Scope, v32 n6 p36-41 Feb 2009
Middle school students make great learning gains when they participate in lessons that invite them to practice their developing scientific reasoning skills; however, designing developmentally appropriate, clear, and structured lessons about scientific thinking and reasoning can be difficult. This challenge can be met through lessons that teach students not only "what" to know, but "how to think about what they know". The lesson-planning model introduced in this article, called the Thinking Lesson Model, highlights two specific types of scientific reasoning processes: inductive thinking and deductive thinking. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A