Kevin Wahl

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Recent Posts by Kevin

Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:01 PM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
I am currently taking a Science Methods course in my graduate level classes in which we have had a heavy focus on inquiry-based learning. I was wondering how beneficial and or effective inquiry-based learning can be at the younger elementary school grades (K-2)? What are some ideas for incorporating this type of learning in these specific grades?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:56 PM in English Language Learners in the elementary Science classroom
Science offers many different ways to accommodate to ELL students within the classroom. For starters, science has made the push to focus on concepts, methods, and processes rather than harping on terminology. The shifted focus should be advantageous for ELL students because rather than focusing on vocabulary and the ability to regurgitate words to show their understanding, the students will be abl...

Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:43 PM in Science Fair
Unfortunately the topic of Science is often neglected in elementary school settings. The push for science lessons at this level has been evident and will hopefully continue. As for science fairs, I strongly believe that science fairs are a great way to evaluate and assess students' comprehension and knowledge without using the formal testing. The knowledge gained throughout the year can be extende...