Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:18 PM
Short, simple inquiry lesson
This is one of those lessons that seemed so simple -- too simple -- until kids start to wrap their heads around it. I had an impressive 40 minutes with intensive learning with the phases of matter. Asking kids if their binders were frozen led to fascinating discussions.
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:45 PM
Comprehensive Article, Very Clear
This is a very comprehensive article. It includes relevant history, support, and the 5E cycle components of this activity. I initially thought it seemed a little easy, but having read the article a couple of times, I see that this is not an activity to sneeze at.
Thu May 12, 2016 11:59 AM
Thorough and complete
This book is thick, organized, and complete. It has three broad categories: generate an argument, evaluate alternatives, and refutational writing. Students work up the categories as their inquiry becomes more sophisticated. Each activity includes suggested materials for different classroom sizes and types, work samples, background, ideas for student work sheets for their notebooks, background, and standards. I think this may be my favorite book from the NSTA Press.