Teacher’s Toolkit: Processing the curriculum through quality questioningby: Jessica Gregerson

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In this inquiry-based project, student-generated questions became the basis for student-directed individual and group projects that provided practice with problem solving, critical thinking, and research skills while digging deeper into the Earth science curriculum. The author used her students’ high-level questions to provide relevance, challenge, and integration; which improved student engagement and motivation in the classroom.

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  • on Wed May 25, 2011 9:08 AM

The students generated what the author called thick and thin questions based on natural curiosity about Earth Science processes. Thin question can be researched easily with Google while thick questions take longer and require deeper research. The process described in this article would benefit any grade level. Students create the questions that become the basis for understanding. This is an interesting approach.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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