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ERIC Number: EJ859695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
Mapping a Science Inquiry Unit
Kerlin, Steven C.; McDonald, Scott P.; Kelly, Gregory J.
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v43 n2 p4-13 Win 2008-2009
This study describes an analytic procedure to examine inquiry processes in science teaching and learning. This procedure was applied to the study of a seismology unit in a ninth-grade earth science classroom. An emergent coding scheme was developed that provided a description of the different activities, science content, and type of scientific data. Analysis of classroom discourse identified the ways the seismology unit can be understood as providing opportunities for students to engage in scientific inquiry. The analytic processes provides the basis for the examination of scientific inquiry in other settings. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
University of Houston, College of Education. 442 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204-5026. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A