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ERIC Number: EJ912454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Personalized Inquiry
Simpson, Patricia
Science and Children, v48 n4 p36-39 Dec 2010
Having taught K-12 students and preservice teachers for almost 20 years, the author knows the problems that arise when students are asked to generate an investigation of their own design. Therefore, she developed some lessons that significantly increased the diversity and quality of the investigations students generated. This article describes three of the lessons she introduced to preservice teachers as they attempted to generate personal full-inquiry projects and later successfully tried with students in grades 4-5. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A