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Campbell, Todd; Neilson, Drew; Oh, Phil Seok – Science Teacher, 2013
Of the eight practices of science identified in "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012), helping students develop and use models has been identified by many as an anchor (Schwarz and Passmore 2012; Windschitl 2012). In instruction, disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices can be meaningfully…
Descriptors: Physics, Models, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Neilson, Drew; Campbell, Todd; Allred, Benjamin – Science Teacher, 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…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Physics, Science Instruction, Inquiry