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Teacher-TalkInquiry is the email discussion list for Learning Science Through Inquiry. Participants in the workshops, content guides, and Channel staff will participate in this discussion list throughout the broadcast of the workshop series.

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From: Hall, Georgia (Hall-G@TROY.K12.OH.US)
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 10:10:23 EST

  • Next message: Mitchell, Gayle: "RE: [Teacher-talkinquiry] Extending Kits To Do Inquiry"

    Thanks, Scott. This is a concern of mine given the "required" units we are
    expected to "cover" here in our district. I'm hoping this will work, but as
    our units are very large...lots of "hit a lick" type coverage... I still
    wonder how it will work with inquiry method and still be able to get through
    what I am expected to do in the year's time.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Scott Lane [SMTP:lanes@mediaone.net]
    > Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 4:53 PM
    > To: teacher-talkinquiry@learner.org
    > Subject: [Teacher-talkinquiry] Extending Kits To Do Inquiry
    >
    > Fred Stein states three methods of moving a "hands on kit" toward more of
    > an investigation. I couldn't agree more with him that "kits provide
    > excellent starting points" for teachers. I find that true especially with
    > the Foss kits. Consistently, students are more inquisitive and motivated
    > when the tasks within the kits aware completed. They also find the kits
    > are limited in their direction. Fred Stein's suggestion of using the
    > questions that come as the next investigations seems like a terrific way
    > to reinforce and extend concepts. I was pleased to receive his
    > suggestions. I'll post some results as the year progresses.
    >

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