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ERIC Number: EJ898312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Achievable Inquiry in the College Laboratory: The Mini-Journal
Witzig, Stephen B.; Zhao, Ningfeng; Abell, Sandra K.; Weaver, Jan C.; Adams, John E.; Schmidt, Frank J.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n6 p14-23 Jul 2010
The authors engage students in inquiry-based learning by presenting laboratory exercises as mini-journal articles that mirror the format of a scientific journal article, including a title, authors, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and citations. Students develop and carry out their follow-up investigation, then present their findings in the form of their own mini-journal. Mini-journals replace traditional cookbook laboratories with a format that more directly encourages scientific practice. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A