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ERIC Number: EJ944172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Shifting to an Inquiry-Based Experience
Corder, Gregory; Slykhuis, Julie
Science and Children, v48 n9 p60-63 Jul 2011
Teaching science with an inquiry-based approach can seem like an impossible challenge. However, it is achievable. One way to begin is by converting a cookbook-style lab (from the internet or a textbook) into an inquiry-based science experience. To convert a cookbook lab into an inquiry-based science experience, the authors propose the following prescriptive, step-by-step method: (1) Replace; (2) Retain and modify; and (3) Remove. Transforming the cookbook lab student sheet into an inquiry lab sheet is only the beginning stage. Classroom implementation is the true key to successful inquiry with young learners. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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