Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry: A Case Study Approach Book

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Case Studies, tips and tools to harness the power of students' curiosity and Improve achievement in science. Now from the author of the best-selling Inquire Within comes a groundbreaking book devoted entirely to high school science teachers who desire to improve their teaching and enhance student learning through inquiry.

Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry offers a complete plan for nurturing a culture of inquiry in classrooms and schools. Drawing from current research, case studies and personal anecdotes, Llewellyn leads teachers on a personal and professional journey to understanding inquiry-based instruction. Paying close attention to national standards, he shows teacher how to help students:

  • Develop an understanding of scientific concepts and the nature of science
  • Learn the skills and attitudes necessary to become independent thinkers and inquirers about the natural world
  • Identify questions and concepts that quide scientific investigations
  • Use logic and evidence to formulate and revise scientific explanations

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Research Council and the National Science Teachers Association all assert the importance of promoting scientic literacy though the perspectives and methods of Inquiry. Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry makes it doable

Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • Constructing an Understanding of Scientific Inquiry
  • Learning About Inquiry Through Case Studies
  • Developing a Philosophy for Inquiry
  • Comparing Traditional and Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms
  • Integrating Inquiry-Based Activities
  • Modifying a Lab Activity Into an Inquiry Investigation
  • Managing the Inquiry-Based Classroom
  • Assessing Inquiry
  • Teaching Biology Through Inquiry
  • Teaching Earth Science Through Inquiry
  • Teaching Chemistry Through Inquiry
  • Teaching Physics Through Inquiry
  • Reflecting on a Teaching Career
  • Resources
  • References
  • Index
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