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Scientific inquiry has been used to describe a broad range of classroom activities. With the release of the Framework, inquiry is more narrowly defined as three-dimensional teaching and learning in service to (figuring out) phenomenon.

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Linking Science and Engineering Through Good Questions by Greg Bartus

Engineering design projects are a wonderful opportunity for students to develop science disciplinary core ideas (DCIs). (As many of you know, with the...

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Are They the Same?

This e-book is based on the natural phenomenon that any group of plants or animals will demonstrate individual variation that allows scientists to dis...

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A Head Start on Life Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

Nurture curiosity and even joy in the youngest scientists. The 24 inquiry-based lessons in this lively collection show you how. The activities are org...

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Peeking Inside Plants

In the Peeking Inside Plants eBook, learners explore plant structures (stems, leaves, flowers, roots, and fruit) in order to build an argument about h...

 

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Inquiry and Design
 

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Directed inquiry and three-dimensional learning
 

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An Expanded Observe-Wonder-Learn
 

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Inquiry Zones
 

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Student-Constructed Weather Instruments Facilitate Scientific Inquiry

Students in introductory college science courses often have a simplified understanding of the scientific method. To introduce students to the comple...

 

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A Lesson in Geospatial Inquiry
 

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It's Still Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K–5

It’s Still Debatable! encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the content and thinking skills K–5 students need to explore real...

 

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Student Workbook for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fourth-Grade Science: Three Dimensional Investigations

Are you interested in helping your elementary students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument fr...

 

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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Fourth-Grade Science: Three Dimensional Investigations

Are you interested in helping your elementary students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument fr...

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