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A Template for Open Inquiry

by: Ronald S. Hermann and Rommel J. Miranda

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This article provides an instructional approach to helping students generate open-inquiry research questions, which the authors call the open-inquiry question template. This template was created based on their experience teaching high school science and preservice university methods courses. To help teachers implement this template, they describe its use in a ninth-grade Earth and space science class, in which students learn about meteorite impacts. The lesson takes place over two, 90-minute class periods.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2010Stock # tst10_077_08_26Volume 077Issue 08

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