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Science As Inquiry In The Secondary Setting (PB216X)
Science as Inquiry was created to fill a vacuum. No other book serves as such a compact, easy-to-understand orientation to inquiry. It s ideal for guiding discussion, fostering reflection, and helping you enhance your own classroom practices. As chapter author Mark Windschitl writes, The aim of doing more authentic science in schools is not to mimic scientists, but to deve ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published December 3rd 2007 by National Science Teachers Association
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This book accomplishes a lot in a few pages. The first part of the book defines inquiry and what it might look like in the science classroom. It debunks the idea that inquiry can only be children asking the questions, directing the data collection, and drawing their own conclusions. Instead it paints inquiry and traditional education as sitting along a spectrum. The second part of the book goes in depth to show what inquiry can look like in the classroom and some of the research supporting the l ...more