Tag Archives: inquiry

HS-PS1-7: Stoichiometry

During my methods class tonight, a student asked how one could use inquiry-based instruction to teach something like stoichiometry. So, we ran through a little simulation of how I think about teaching stoichiometry using inquiry.  Inquiry is not necessarily limited … Continue reading

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Planting an investigation

 Written by: Nick W., Alexa H., & Jessica G. For First/second grade If you ask an elementary student what a plant needs to grow, it is possible that they will be able to tell you exactly what it needs. However, … Continue reading

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Oobleck

Many elementary and even secondary students have simplistic views of solids, liquids and gases.  They see the categories as absolute entities with distinct dividing lines.  While this is not necessarily inaccurate, the notion is somewhat incomplete.  Having students investigate a … Continue reading

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Nature of science

This picture is the list our methods class came up with for ideas worth reaching about how science works, or the nature of science. Some of the aspect ought not be addressed explicitly in early elementary classrooms, but teachers should … Continue reading

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