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Fundamentals of Inquiry (Demo)


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If a student wants to make the basketball team, we send her hustling to the courts. If a student wants to be a cook, we advise him to break out a frying pan. But for some reason, the typical science classroom foregoes the methods and the equipment of science for, well, a series of lectures. Why do we suspect that students will learn something as complex as science by watching? In this module, you’ll design activity-before-concept (ABC) lessons that start students down the path of learning science through inquiry. You’ll use ABC-lessons to better introduce both content (like science vocabulary) and skills, taking advantage of methods that pedagogical research suggests can improve outcomes for all students and reduce or eliminate achievement gaps.