In this issue, the middle level edition of Science
Class will focus on Inquiry:
Start Off on the Right Foot.
Each theme will be supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching
resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA
To view the elementary and high school versions of Science
Class, please click on the links to your left.
INQUIRY: START OFF ON
THE RIGHT FOOT
Many possibilities exist for you to involve your students in inquiry-based
science. Inquiry-based learning is mandated by the National Science
Standards. It's important, however, to establish the right atmosphere
for such learning. Once the proper atmosphere is established for
inquiry-based learning, you will be able to engage your students
in a hands-on project or test their problem-solving skills.
Inquiry in the News
Inquiry is not just something to consider when creating and choosing
lesson plans; it's also important to think about when establishing
a safe learning environment for your students. The following two
articles from The Tennessean and District Administration
magazine offer insights into inquiry-based science.
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.
Click here to read the latest:
on the Net
is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online content
chosen for selected keywords. In this month's middle level journal,
Science Scope, NSTA members read "Light Students' Interest
in the Nature of Science." The link to that article is:
The keyword from that article is:
Science as Inquiry: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=9263565510991033
Articles on Inquiry
The following NSTA journal articles provide you with ideas for
classroom lessons and activities related to inquiry.
Click here to read more:
Click here to view a list of books that discuss inquiry:
As another school year begins, we are mindful that teachers are
struggling with countless challenges. For many, the greatest challenge
stems from the No Child Left Behind Act. The August issue of Education
Week discusses the particulars of the act and what they mean
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