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ERIC Number: EJ862797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
A New Twist on "Mystery Boxes"
Rau, Gerald
Science Teacher, v76 n8 p30-35 Nov 2009
In the activity described in this article, students learn about observation, interpretation, and argumentation. Students are led through several stages of observation and inference about an unknown object, during which they learn the value of representations and collaboration. They are then asked to construct an argument about the identity of the object and the process of its formation. (Contains 4 figures and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A