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Methods and Strategies: Using Argument-Based Inquiry Strategies for STEM Infused Science Teaching

by: Mason Kuhn and Mark McDermott

This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This article focuses on an argument-based inquiry (ABI) approach to a fourth-grade unit on waves. A fourth-grade teacher included multiple opportunities for students to read, write, and use language to represent their understanding of physical science Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations.

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English Language Learners Inquiry New Science Teachers NGSS Pedagogy Preservice Science Education Professional Learning STEM


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2017Stock # sc17_054_05_80Volume 054Issue 05

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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