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ERIC Number: EJ912488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Model-Based Inquiry: A Buoyant Force Module for High School Physics Classes
Neilson, Drew; Campbell, Todd; Allred, Benjamin
Science Teacher, v77 n8 p38-43 Nov 2010
Model-Based Inquiry (MBI) is an emergent instructional strategy that is gaining acceptance among science educators. This approach to learning realistically mirrors the work of scientists, who develop and test hypotheses to construct more sophisticated understandings of the natural world. This article details how the authors collaboratively taught a high school physics unit using MBI. In the case study presented here, students are asked to develop a model that describes buoyancy. (Contains 5 figures and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A