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In a knowledge-centered science classroom, students work to answer scientifically oriented questions by creating explanations based on evidence. This approach, called science inquiry, is how science is conducted. It creates a learning environment that reflects the culture of science. The National Research Council (1996) states that “inquiry into authentic questions generated from student experiences is the central strategy for teaching science.” This free selection describes what science inquiry is and how it should look in the classroom. It includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Index. As a special bonus, an inspiring poem and two inquiry-based articles designed for elementary and middle school students are also included.
Inquiry has long been a preferred method of teaching science. In this part of the book, the author discusses ways of implementing inquiry activity for various grade levels.
Steve (St. Johns, FL)
This was a good article.