Inquiry Teaching in the Sciences / Edition 1

Inquiry Teaching in the Sciences / Edition 1

by Barry Fox
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Teachers College Press

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Inquiry Teaching in the Sciences / Edition 1

This book provides an overview of inquiry-based science projects covering data collection, research design, and experiments in physics, chemistry, and horticulture. It features a detailed case study of an inquiry-based semester-long course in animal behavior, including classroom activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807745656
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 11/18/2004
Series: Teacher to Teacher Publications
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Teachers as Students: Learning the Inquiry Approach

  1. The Scientific Method: Horticulture Experiment
  2. Assignment: Data Collection
  3. From Recipe to Inquiry: Chemistry Experiment
  4. Research and Research Design
  5. From Recipe to Inquiry: Physics Experiment
  6. Other Pedagogical Concerns

Part 2: An Inquiry Course: Animal Behavior

  1. Establishing an Atmosphere
  2. Class Project: Earthworms
  3. Guest Speaker as Problem Presenter
  4. Class Projects: Gerbils
  5. Discussion of Project Design
  6. Guest Speaker as a Critic
  7. Role of the Teachers
  8. Issues to think About
  9. Conclusions

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