Developing the Essential Features of Inquiry
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 9:06 PM
Developing Features of Inquiry Made Easier
I found the complete details of lesson plans so helpful. This is a lengthy classroom activity, but if done correctly, it can be very beneficial to your students. The article begins by explaining how versatile the lesson can be. If you do not live near a beach; it will not be a problem implementing this wonderful experiment. I also liked how the article gives an example of an experiment that serves the community. The article also explains how to practice with the students beforehand. It also clearly explains how to complete each step of inquiry. It was also nice that the worksheet and quiz examples were given. The figures were also helpful in providing the types of questions to ask your students. The value of group work was present in the article. The article also offers the idea to ask for parent volunteers and gives advice on the procedures for taking students on a field assignment. The author also provides more than one option for some of the activities. This article will be extremely insightful for teachers who have never completed a science experiment with a class.