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Erien: Year 1 [electronic resource]

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Follows first year fifth grade teacher Erien as she strives to include and manage class discussions in science learning. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Erien: Year 2 [electronic resource]

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Follows seventh grade teacher, Erien, in her second year of teaching as she works to increase her students' high-level thinking skills. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Dotty [electronic resource]

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Follows seventh grade teacher, Dotty, as she incorporates the use of technology in a science-technology-society approach to teaching. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Nancy [electronic resource]

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Follows eighth grade teacher, Nancy, as she helps her students develop more autonomy and critical-thinking skills. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Margarita [electronic resource]

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Follows Margarita as she works with non-English speaking students to accelerate their science skills. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Greg [electronic resource]

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Follows sixth grade teacher Greg as he designs hands-on, minds-on science activities for his class. Covers the teacher's background, the problem has chosen to address, his approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and his advisor.
Online
1997
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Paul [electronic resource]

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Follows sixth grade teacher, Paul, as he works to involve his students in minds-on components of science tasks. Covers the teacher's background, the problem he has chosen to address, his approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and his advisor.
Online
1997
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Raquel [electronic resource]

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Follows seventh grade teacher, Raquel, as she involves girls and students of different ethnic backgrounds in science activities. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Pat

Pat [electronic resource]

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Follows eighth grade teacher, Pat, as he works to bring focus to inquiry-oriented science activities. Covers the teacher's background, the problem he has chosen to address, his approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and his advisor.
Online
1997
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Jeff [electronic resource]

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Follows sixth grade teacher, Jeff, as he explores problem solving learning with his students. Covers the teacher's background, the problem he has chosen to address, his approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and his advisor.
Online
1997
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Audrey: Year 1 [electronic resource]

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Follows eighth grade teacher, Audrey, as she develops an approach to science that empowers students. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Audrey: Year 2 [electronic resource]

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Follows seventh grade teacher Audrey as she helps her students develop critical-thinking skills. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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What Is Inquiry and Why Do It? [electronic resource]

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Introduces inquiry as a powerful approach to teaching and learning science. Describes how it allows teachers to assess and meet the needs of a wide range of learners, how it taps children's natural curiosity, and how it deepens their understanding of science.
Online
2000
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Setting the Stage [electronic resource]: Creating a Learning Community

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Describes the elements needed for establishing a positive environment that encourages and supports students on their learning paths, focusing on the nature of the learning community in the inquiry-based classroom.
Online
2000
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The Process Begins [electronic resource]: Launching the Inquiry Exploration

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Describes how teachers can provide opportunities for students to share and discuss what they already know and understand and to explore the materials in an open-ended manner.
Online
2000
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Focus the Inquiry [electronic resource]: Designing the Exploration

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Examines the design process by which teachers guide students to plan and begin their investigations.
Online
2000
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The Inquiry Continues [electronic resource]: Collecting Data and Drawing Upon Resources

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Explores methods of collecting and recording first-hand data and the process of observation, raising questions, making predictions, testing hypotheses, and developing understanding. Examines how teachers and students can access other resources and outside expertise to help make connections and formulate patterns and relationships.
Online
2000
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Bring It All Together [electronic resource]: Processing for Meaning During Inquiry

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Describes how teachers can guide student dialogue to encourage them to make connections, draw conclusions, and ask new questions.
Online
2000
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Assessing Inquiry [electronic resource]

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Explores various assessment strategies and discusses the purposes of each.
Online
2000
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Connecting Other Subjects to Inquiry [electronic resource]

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Explores how teachers can use subjects, including mathematics and language, to further scientific inquiry and student understanding of science concepts, and conversely, how science can provide motivation for learning in other subjects.
Online
2000