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The Inquiry Flame

by: Richard Pardo and Jennifer Parker

In the lesson presented in this article, students learn to organize their thinking and design their own inquiry experiments through careful observation of an object, situation, or event. They then conduct these experiments and report their findings in a lab report, poster, trifold board, slide, or video that follows the typical format of the scientific community studying the natural world. This article presents a scaffolded approach to inquiry and illustrates its use in the classroom.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2010Stock # tst10_077_08_44Volume 077Issue 08

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