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
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Llewellyn teaches science education courses at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Previously, he was the K-12 Director of Science at the Rochester City School District, a secondary school principal, and a middle school science teacher. Llewellyn is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences on inquiry- and argument-based teaching, constructivist learning, and science leadership.

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Table of Contents

A Call for Instructional Reform
Who Should Read This Book?
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
A Definition of Inquiry
3. Developing a Philosophy for Inquiry
What Is Constructivism?
Traditional Versus Constructivist Classrooms
Historical Perspectives of Constructivism
Constructivism Today
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
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
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