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ERIC Number: EJ912489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Inquiry Flame: Scaffolding for Scientific Inquiry through Experimental Design
Pardo, Richard; Parker, Jennifer
Science Teacher, v77 n8 p44-49 Nov 2010
In the lesson presented in this article, students learn to organize their thinking and design their own inquiry experiments through careful observation of an object, situation, or event. They then conduct these experiments and report their findings in a lab report, poster, trifold board, slide, or video that follows the typical format of the scientific community studying the natural world. This article presents a scaffolded approach to inquiry and illustrates its use in the classroom. (Contains 4 figures.)
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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