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NASA "ROCKS" Problem-Based Learning

by: Carla Johnson

With the National Science Education Standards as a driving force behind instruction, science educators must move toward classroom activities that allow students to guide their own learning experiences and form their own questions for investigation in order to promote inquiry skills. This hands-on, problem-based learning unit centers on the identification of unidentified rocks in which students are presented with unknown rock samples to test, observe, classify, and ultimately identify.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2004Stock # ss04_028_01_48Volume 028Issue 01

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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