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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.


David Wetzel

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.


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