Sparks That Ignite Inquiry

Lowery, Larry
December 2010
Science & Children;Dec2010, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p8
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the natural curiosities of the students about the world they live in. He suggests that teachers can help students asks investigable question by modeling the way scientist would ask them. He compares guided inquiry as an example of open-ended question and open inquiry as more hypothetical. He mentions that direct inquiry experiences lead student toward independence, develop self-confidence, and provide knowledge that is memorable.


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