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David Wetzel

Science Discrepant Events and Critical Thinking: Using Surprising Phenomena to Focus St... - 7 views

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    Sample discrepant events are used to cause contradictions in students' prior knowledge and experiences in support of their better understanding of science concepts.
David Wetzel

Advantages of Active Learning in Science and Math Classrooms - 9 views

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    Active learning has a powerful impact on student learning. How? Student achievement increases through mastery of science and math content as a result of this technique. Students also develop improved problem solving, communication, and higher order thinking skills.
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Scientific Inquiry as a Process for Learning: Teaching Science Using an Inquiry Based A... - 12 views

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    Teaching strategies of guided and student initiated inquiry are the basis of learning science when conducting scientific investigations.
David Wetzel

Science Experiments with Rocks that Absorb Water: An Investigation into the Porosity an... - 5 views

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    Students conduct an experiment to determine the ability of rocks to absorb and retain water, making connections with the concepts of porosity and permeability in rocks.


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Modeling the Composition of Earth's Atmosphere: The Layer of Gases Surrounding Planet E... - 8 views

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    This is a hands-on, minds-on approach to providing students with a concrete model of the earth's atmosphere to visualize the gases that comprise the atmosphere.

David Wetzel

Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Inquiry Involves the Use of Critical Thinking to Unde... - 9 views

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    Scientific inquiry causes students to use higher order thinking skills and learn science from a minds-on approach. Inquiry's foundation originates with John Dewey. In Dewey's book Democracy in Education (1916), he indicates that education begins with the curiosity of learners.


David Wetzel

7 Real Time Data Online Science Investigations: Project-Based Learning Designed to Deve... - 15 views

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    Students learn how to conduct science investigations in the same manner as scientists, as they learn to analyze sets of online real time data to solve problems.

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Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter: An Investigation into the Property Changes ... - 9 views

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    The only way to truly understand the properties of matter and changes which occur in the properties of matter is to conduct and inquiry-based investigation.


David Wetzel

10 Science iPod Touch Applications for the Classroom - 19 views

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    Science applications (Apps) for iPod Touch offer students and teachers excellent tools to help students spend more time learning science content in class and laboratory situations. Although many Science Apps are loaded with ads and other distracting information, I have found several that are free of ads.
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