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Inquire Within : Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards

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ISBN13:

9780761977452

ISBN10:
0761977457
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Corwin Pr

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Summary

The author teaches a method of learning in science that is inquiry-based and that involves a process of asking questions, exploring, and making the connections that lead to understanding and discovery.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Why Inquiry? Why Now? ix
Who Should Read This Book? x
Contents xi
Acknowledgments xii
About the Author xv
What Is Inquiry?
1(16)
What the Experts Say
3(2)
What the Exploratorium Means by Inquiry
5(1)
What the National Science Education Standards Say About Inquiry
6(1)
What the American Association for the Advancement of Science Says About Inquiry
6(1)
Myths About Inquiry-Based Learning
7(3)
Inquiry as a Thinking Skill
10(1)
``Inquiring With Fruit''
11(2)
The Inquiry Cycle
13(3)
A Definition of Inquiry
16(1)
Learning Through Inquiry
17(12)
Exploring Ice Hands
17(4)
Planning an Investigation
21(1)
Carrying Out the Plan
21(3)
Organizing the Data
24(1)
Communicating the Results
24(3)
Conclusion
27(2)
What Is Constructivism?
29(24)
Developing a Mind-Set for Inquiry
29(1)
What Is Constructivism?
29(1)
Constructivist Learning Model
30(1)
The Conceptual Change Model
31(1)
Can I Change My Mind?
32(1)
Misconceptions: What You Know May Not Be So
32(2)
Where Do Misconceptions Come From?
34(2)
Comparing the Earth and the Moon
36(1)
How Far Is the Moon?
37(1)
Why Teach to Misconceptions?
38(1)
Uncovering Misconceptions in Science
38(1)
Historical Development of Constructivism
39(5)
Constructivism Today
44(1)
Back to the Ice Hands
45(1)
Constructivist Classrooms
46(1)
How Scientists Do Science
46(3)
How Children Learn
49(2)
The Child as a Scientist
51(1)
Teaching Science Through Inquiry
51(2)
Designing Inquiry-Based Classrooms
53(10)
Traditional and Inquiry-Centered Classrooms
53(1)
Building a Definition for an Inquiry-Centered Classroom
54(1)
Students in Inquiry-Centered Classrooms
54(2)
Students Acting as Researchers
56(1)
Students Working in Groups
57(1)
Students Using Higher-Level Thinking Skills
58(1)
Students Showing Interest in Science
58(1)
Teachers in an Inquiry-Centered Classroom
59(1)
An Inquiry-Centered Classroom
60(3)
Integrating Inquiry-Based Activities
63(16)
Promoting Student Inquiries
63(1)
Invitation to Inquiry
64(1)
Demonstrations
65(1)
Discrepant Events
65(1)
``Happy and Unhappy Balls''
66(1)
Activities
66(2)
Teacher-Initiated Inquiries
68(1)
Student-Initiated Inquiries
69(1)
Guiding Students Into Inquiry
69(7)
Modifying an Activity Into an Inquiry Investigation
76(2)
Planning for Inquiry
78(1)
Why the Scientific Method Is Important
79(11)
The Scientific Method
79(3)
``Exploring Momentum With Ramps and Balls''
82(3)
A Word of Caution
85(1)
Scientific Problem Solving
85(1)
Scientific Problem Solving Versus Inquiry
86(1)
A Model for Scientific Problem Solving
87(2)
Why We Do Scientific Problem-Solving Activities
89(1)
What Is the Learning Cycle?
90(17)
What Is the Learning Cycle?
91(2)
``Mealworms to Go'': A Student-Initiated Inquiry
93(6)
Authentic Assessments
99(1)
Portfolios
99(1)
Rubrics
100(1)
Monitoring Charts
101(1)
Concept Maps
101(1)
Self-Evaluations
101(2)
Celebrating Learning
103(1)
Summary of an Inquiry Unit
103(4)
Skills and Knowledge of Inquiry-Based Teachers
107(20)
Inquiry 101
107(1)
It's Electric!
108(1)
Your First Try at Inquiry
108(1)
Commitment
109(1)
An Inquiry Rubric
109(1)
An Inquiry Self-Assessment Survey
110(4)
Evaluating Your Responses
114(2)
Bugs-o-Copters
116(1)
How Many ``What If'' and ``I Wonder'' Questions Can You Think Of?
117(1)
Becoming an Inquiry Teacher
118(9)
Using Questioning Skills in Inquiry
127(11)
Questions: The Language of Inquiry
127(1)
Why You Can't Investigate a ``Why'' Question
128(1)
Classroom Questions
128(3)
Wait-Time
131(1)
Answering Questions and Questioning Answers
131(3)
Types of Questions
134(1)
Interaction of Questioning
135(3)
Inquiry-Based Teachers Describe the Process
138(9)
Danielle Dzinbal
138(3)
Lucia Falsetti Guarino
141(5)
Summary
146(1)
Resource A: Inquiry Resources for Teachers 147(11)
Resource B: Inquiry Self-Assessment Response Grids 158(4)
Resource C: Inquiry Self-Assessment Summary Matrix 162(1)
Resource D: Diagrams for Short-Eared and Long-Eared Bugs-o-Copters 163(2)
Resource E: How to Make a Cartesian Driver 165(1)
References 166(3)
Author Index 169(2)
Subject Index 171


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