Waves on the Fly: Encouraging Inquiry in the Physics Classroomby: Michael Cottam

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Developing inquiry-based labs can seem pretty overwhelming, especially if you are new to the process. The secret is in the environment--when students feel comfortable asking questions and are encouraged to work together to find the answers, inquiry almost happens on its own. This exciting, 50-minute inquiry-based physics lesson requires only small metal cans, string, and the inquiring minds of middle schoolers.

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