Engage your students in learning scientific concepts while helping them develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become independent thinkers and inquirers about the natural world.
About the Author
Douglas Llewellyn teaches science education courses at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Previously, he was the K-12 Director of Science at the Rochester City School District, a secondary school principal, and a middle school science teacher. Llewellyn is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences on inquiry- and argument-based teaching, constructivist learning, and science leadership.
Table of Contents
Preface A Call for Instructional Reform Who Should Read This Book? Contents AcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Constructing an Understanding of Scientific Inquiry A Culture of Inquiry What Science Educators Say About Inquiry What the National Science Education Standards Says About Inquiry What the American Association for the Advancement of Science Says About Inquiry Ten Questions About Inquiry-Based Learning Looking Beyond2. Learning About Inquiry Through Case Studies Scientific Inquiry: A Case Study Approach A Case Study: Inquiring About Isopods Resources for Isopods Questions for Reflection The Inquiry Cycle Brainstorming A Definition of Inquiry3. Developing a Philosophy for Inquiry What Is Constructivism? Traditional Versus Constructivist Classrooms Historical Perspectives of Constructivism Constructivism Today Metacognition How Adolescents Learn The 5E Learning Cycle Challenges to Creating to Constructivist Classroom Culture4. Comparing Traditional and Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms A Traditional Classroom The Environment of an Inquiry-Based Classroom Students in an Inquiry-Based Classroom Teachers in an Inquiry-Based Classroom Becoming an Inquiry-Based Teacher5. Integrating Inquiry-Based Activities Promoting Student Inquiries Invitation to Inquiry Demonstrations Laboratory Experiences and Activities Teacher-Initiated Inquiries Student-Initiated Inquiries Guiding Students Into Inquiry Extended Inquiries: A Case Study in Bottle Ecosystem An Interview With Jay Costanza Questions for Reflection6. Modifying a Lab Activity Into an Inquiry Investigation The Role of the Laboratory in Science New Approaches to Traditional Labs The Hydrate Lab7. Managing the Inquiry-Based Classroom Challenges to Inquiry-Based Teaching Making Time for Inquiry Just Tell Me the Answer Questioning Techniques8. Assessing Inquiry The Concern About Assessments Curriculum Assessments Designing Assessments Authentic Assessments9. Teaching Biology Through Inquiry Investigating Yeast An Interview With Dr. Dina Markowitz and Jana Penders Questions for Reflection10. Teaching Earth Science Through Inquiry Toilet Paper Timeline An Interview With Dr. Tom O'Brien Questions for Reflection11. Teaching Chemistry Through Inquiry The Peanut Lab An Interview With Teresa Gerchman Questions for Reflection12. Teaching Physics Through Inquiry Measuring Centripetal Force An Interview With George Wolfe Questions for Reflection13. Reflecting on a Teaching Career The Story of Mr. BakerResource A: Inquiry Resources for High School Science Teachers Print Resources on Inquiry Print Resources on Inquiry Investigations Print Resources on Constructivism Print Resources on Science Standards and Science Literacy Print Resources on Demonstrations and Discrepant Events Print Resources on Assessment Print Resources on General Science Areas Multimedia Resources on Inquiry Online Resources on Inquiry Professional OrganizationsReferencesIndex