Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry: A Case Study Approach / Edition 1

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Engage your students in learning scientific concepts while helping them develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become independent thinkers and inquirers about the natural world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761939382
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 896,154
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Llewellyn is director of science at the Rochester City School District, a professor of undergraduate- and graduate-level science education at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, a former middle school science teacher, and a former junior high school principal. He is a frequent guest speaker at local and national science conferences and has been involved with numerous National Science Foundation grants on systemic reform.

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Table of Contents

Preface A Call for Instructional Reform Who Should Read This Book?
Contents Acknowledgments About the Author
1. Constructing an Understanding of Scientific Inquiry A Culture of Inquiry What Science Educators Say About Inquiry What the National Science Education Standards Says About Inquiry What the American Association for the Advancement of Science Says About Inquiry Ten Questions About Inquiry-Based Learning Looking Beyond
2. Learning About Inquiry Through Case Studies Scientific Inquiry: A Case Study Approach A Case Study: Inquiring About Isopods Resources for Isopods Questions for Reflection The Inquiry Cycle Brainstorming A Definition of Inquiry
3. Developing a Philosophy for Inquiry What Is Constructivism?
Traditional Versus Constructivist Classrooms Historical Perspectives of Constructivism Constructivism Today Metacognition How Adolescents Learn The 5E Learning Cycle Challenges to Creating to Constructivist Classroom Culture
4. Comparing Traditional and Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms A Traditional Classroom The Environment of an Inquiry-Based Classroom Students in an Inquiry-Based Classroom Teachers in an Inquiry-Based Classroom Becoming an Inquiry-Based Teacher
5. Integrating Inquiry-Based Activities Promoting Student Inquiries Invitation to Inquiry Demonstrations Laboratory Experiences and Activities Teacher-Initiated Inquiries Student-Initiated Inquiries Guiding Students Into Inquiry Extended Inquiries: A Case Study in Bottle Ecosystem An Interview With Jay Costanza Questions for Reflection
6. Modifying a Lab Activity Into an Inquiry Investigation The Role of the Laboratory in Science New Approaches to Traditional Labs The Hydrate Lab
7. Managing the Inquiry-Based Classroom Challenges to Inquiry-Based Teaching Making Time for Inquiry Just Tell Me the Answer Questioning Techniques
8. Assessing Inquiry The Concern About Assessments Curriculum Assessments Designing Assessments Authentic Assessments
9. Teaching Biology Through Inquiry Investigating Yeast An Interview With Dr. Dina Markowitz and Jana Penders Questions for Reflection
10. Teaching Earth Science Through Inquiry Toilet Paper Timeline An Interview With Dr. Tom O'Brien Questions for Reflection
11. Teaching Chemistry Through Inquiry The Peanut Lab An Interview With Teresa Gerchman Questions for Reflection
12. Teaching Physics Through Inquiry Measuring Centripetal Force An Interview With George Wolfe Questions for Reflection
13. Reflecting on a Teaching Career The Story of Mr. Baker Resource A: Inquiry Resources for High School Science Teachers Print Resources on Inquiry Print Resources on Inquiry Investigations Print Resources on Constructivism Print Resources on Science Standards and Science Literacy Print Resources on Demonstrations and Discrepant Events Print Resources on Assessment Print Resources on General Science Areas Multimedia Resources on Inquiry Online Resources on Inquiry Professional Organizations References Index

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