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ERIC Number: EJ888287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Presto: Open Inquiry!
Hermann, Ronald S.; Miranda, Rommel J.
Science Scope, v33 n8 p62-67, 69 Apr 2010
Although inquiry-based science teaching has been around since the 1960s, many teachers are slow to incorporate inquiry principles into their science lessons. The authors address this issue by using an analogy between a magician's card trick and open inquiry. This analogy was chosen to portray a difference of perspective and demonstrate how the events that seem to defy planning can, indeed, be planned. An example of a lesson on erosion and deposition is provided to illustrate the varied perceptions of inquiry. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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