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Guided Inquiry

Grades: 6-8,13+
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  • Overview

    Using this three-part video resource group, teachers can explore how one teacher used guided inquiry in science and essay writing in a middle school science class.

  • Introducing Guided Inquiry

    Observe how a middle-school science teacher sets up guided inquiry into the characteristics of living and non-living organisms.

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    © 2004

  • Guided Inquiry Essay

    Observe how a middle-school science teacher integrates an essay assignment into a guided student inquiry.

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    © 2004

  • Guided Inquiry: Mystery Solved

    Discover why one teacher believes that science is ideal for teaching students to write essays.

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    © 2004

Benchmarks for Science Literacy
NSTA National Science Education Standards

Explore how a middle science teacher guides his students in an inquiry investigation. Consider how he integrates writing into the science curriculum and enables his students to compose an essay based upon their investigation.


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