Teaching Inquiry Science in Middle and Secondary Schools

Anton E. Lawson,

Teaching Inquiry Science in Middle and Secondary Schools
 
 

Provides solutions for using inquiry-based teaching while meeting standards

This compelling new text practices what it preaches—it uses the inquiry approach to teach the inquiry approach.

The book is developed around six key questions:
1. What is science?
2. Why teach science?
3. What is the nature of scientific knowledge?
4. How do scientists construct knowledge?
5. How do people develop effective reasoning patterns?
6. What teaching methods best facilitate scientific knowledge acquisition?


Key Features

  • Focus on inquiry teaching methods: This text shows teachers how to use inquiry-based teaching in a standards-based environment.
  • Practical examples: Several examples of inquiry lessons are provided, along with examples of classroom management techniques, lesson planning procedures, and effective evaluation procedures.
  • Research-based content: Written by a leader in the field, the book includes current and important research to frame the examples and methods.


Ancillaries
A password-protected instructor resources site at http://www.sagepub.com/lawsoninstr/ includes PowerPoint slides for each chapter, a test bank, chapter outlines with notes, Internet resources, and sample assignments.



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