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Argument Driven Inquiry
What do you know about Argument Driven Inquiry?
Have you tried it?
If so, what are your thoughts about it?
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You did not indicate what grade level you were interested in exploring ADI
You might consider some of the ideas presented in this article about high school level chemistry labs
"Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) is an instructional model that enables science teachers to transform a traditional laboratory activity into a short integrated instructional unit. To illustrate how the ADI instructional model works, this article describes an ADI lesson developed for a 10th-grade chemistry class."
The feedback from this article is that it is might be time consuming to have your students engage in this type of inquiry lab and the article lacked a way for students to conduct polite critical reviews.
If you are working with students in middle school you might find this chapter from Ready, Set: Science entitled Making Thinking Visable: Talk and Argument of use. https://www.nap.edu/read/11882/chapter/6
It delves into what science talk is about and how to help students engage in these science discussions.
Also if you search for resources in the NSTA Learning Center for Argument Driven Inquiry you will find manuals for 6-8 and 9-12
Hope this helps
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
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Good morning Arlene
Thanks. I teach the 8th grade Middle School students for a High School credit (Physical Science and Earth Space Science).
I just returned from the NSTA conference in LA. I attended an Inquiry Driven Inquiry session, and met some of the authors. They explained how to go about using this approach. They also agreed it will be time consuming, however, in the end the students will get a better grasp of the scientific concepts. Next year I will be doing Project Lead the Way. I will not be under a time constrain as I am now. I can easily adapt this ADI approach with my students.
I am glad that you were able to speak to the authors of these manuals and that you have a plan for next year.
Glad that you will have the time to work with ADI with your next year class
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