Caution! Scientists in the making

Flannagan, Jenny Sue; McMillan, Rachel
September 2008
Science Scope;Sep2008, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p61
Academic Journal
The article promotes a tangible strategy for teachers and explains how it has been used to move students along the continuum from beginners to experts in designing investigative questions about science. It is stated that expertise in designing proper questions is developed over time and requires encouragement and guidance. Structured inquiry experiences model includes questions that drive the inquiry process, data tables to record observations and graphs that visually display the data. The teachers should provide strategies that helps students think through the design process and offers time and guidance to gain confidence.


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