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Teacher-TalkInquiry is the email discussion list for Learning Science Through Inquiry. Participants in the workshops, content guides, and Channel staff will participate in this discussion list throughout the broadcast of the workshop series.

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From: Stine, Annette (Stine-A@TROY.K12.OH.US)
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 12:11:49 EDT

  • Next message: Hall, Georgia: "[Teacher-talkinquiry] (no subject)"

    One question that arose during our site group discussion was how to use an
    inquiry approach in a district where covering science content is mandated.
    My answer to this was to start with the broad goals that you want students
    to achieve at the beginning of each unit. Then, share those goals with the
    students and allow them to work towards those goals in an inquiry setting.
    Having students studying different areas that they wonder about and then
    sharing the results of what they learned will often lead to covering a broad
    range of specific content knowledge while they develop process skills too.
    You can help transfer the learning that they develop by connecting that
    knowledge to the content that you need to cover.
    Annette

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