Inquiry experiences in the Earth sciences are often indirect, because direct experimentation, such as is used in the physical sciences, is typically not possible. To support inquiry in the Earth sciences it is important to consider the components of inquiry. In this chapter, a model is described that can guide investigations in the Earth science classroom and addresses these components. Throughout the chapter, different examples are used but most are geologic in nature.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2008Stock # PB216X_3