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Facilitator's Guide to Inquire Within, Second Edition
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Facilitator's Guide to Inquire Within, Second Edition


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Science Methods

September 2008 | 56 pages | Corwin

Demonstrate key strategies for cultivating learners' sense of discovery and advancing student achievement in science!

Based on the best-selling second edition of Inquire Within, this guide helps staff developers and workshop leaders facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events that demonstrate how teachers can implement inquiry-based instruction in the classroom. Facilitators will be able to help teachers understand how children learn science, what scientific inquiry actually is, and what an inquiry-based science classroom looks like. Teachers will discover how to:

  • Cultivate a classroom culture of inquiry
  • Design investigations or translate existing activities into inquiry-based learning experiences
  • Integrate inquiry instruction with grade-level curricular objectives

The chapter-by-chapter study guide features:

  • Discussion questions
  • Workshop activities
  • Chapter summaries
  • Handouts
  • Resources for extending learning
  • Sample agendas for half-day and one-day workshops
  • A workshop evaluation form

Aligned with the National Science Education Standards, the Facilitator's Guide to Inquire Within is ideal for staff developers or anyone leading professional development for groups of any size—pairs, small workshops, or large seminars.


 
About the Author
 
Introduction
How to Use the Facilitator's Guide

 
 
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Inquire Within: Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards in Grades 3-8 Second Edition, by Douglas Llewellyn
 
1. Becoming an Inquiry Teacher
Summary

 
Activity 1.1: Self-Directed Learning

 
Discussion Question

 
 
2. What Is Inquiry?
Summary

 
Activity 2.1: What Is Inquiry?

 
Activity 2.2: Who’s Infected?

 
Activity 2.3: What Inquiry Is and What It Isn’t

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
3. Learning Through Inquiry
Summary

 
Activity 3.1: Ice Hands

 
Activity 3.2: Herding Cats

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
4. How Do Children Learn Science?
Summary

 
Activity 4.1: Magic Glue

 
Activity 4.2: Understanding From a Different Perspective

 
Activity 4.3: Misconceptions in Science

 
Activity 4.4: Earth-Moon Relationships

 
Activity 4.5: Designing Inquiry-Based Investigations

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
5. Creating a Culture of Inquiry
Summary

 
Activity 5.1: What Is a Culture of Inquiry?

 
Activity 5.2: Top Ten Reasons Teachers Say They Can’t Do Inquiry

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
6. What Are the Different Levels of Inquiry?
Summary

 
Activity 6.1: Four Approaches to Balls and Ramps

 
Activity 6.2: List the Attributes of an Inquiry-Based Lab

 
Activity 6.3: Modifying a Traditional Lab

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
7. Designing Investigations
Summary

 
Activity 7.1: Inquiry Versus Problem Solving

 
Activity 7.2: “Houston, We Have a Problem.”

 
Activity 7.3: Problem Solving Activity

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
8. What Is the Learning Cycle?
Summary

 
Activity 8.1: Using the 5E Learning Cycle

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
9. Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Inquiry-Based Teachers
Summary

 
Activity 9.1: Inquiry Rubric

 
Activity 9.2: Inquiry Self-Assessment

 
Activity 9.3: What’s Your IQ?

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
10. Using Questioning Skills in Inquiry
Summary

 
Activity 10.1: Planning Questions

 
Discussion Questions

 
Closing Activity: Instructional Pie

 
 
Handouts
Handout A: Concept Map of Scientific Inquiry (Figure 2.2)

 
Handout B: Bottle

 
Handout C: Question and Data Table for Balls and Ramp - Station A

 
Handout D: Task for Balls and Ramps - Station B

 
Handout E: Task for Balls and Ramps - Station C

 
Handout F: Task for Balls and Ramps - Station D

 
Handout G: Group Discussion Questions After Stations

 
Handout H: Methods of Teaching Science

 
Handout I: Instructional Pie

 
Sample Workshop Agendas

 
Workshop Evaluation Forms

 
 
Resources for Extending Your Learning
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction


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ISBN: 9781412965828
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