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Differentiated Science Inquiry

Ignite science learning with standards-based differentiated instruction that benefits all students. Included are methods for implementation and strategies for successfully managing the differentiated inquiry-based classroom.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412975032
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2010
  • Page Count: 168
  • Publication date: May 29, 2012

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"This very readable book beautifully ties together inquiry, motivational strategies, and differentiation. With multiple examples of science lessons across disciplines, this important book provides a solid rationale for the importance of differentiated inquiry."
—Susan B. Koba, President-Elect
National Science Education Leadership Association

"The author relates his strategies to real-life scenarios and includes hands-on examples that are easy to implement. A must-have for any science teacher!"

—Diane Callahan, Middle School Science Teacher
Fairfield Middle School, OH

Ignite science learning with differentiated instruction

Given that each child learns differently, it makes sense that one type of science instruction does not fit all. Best-selling author Douglas Llewellyn gives teachers standards-based strategies for differentiating inquiry-based science instruction to more effectively meet the needs of all students. This book takes the concept of inquiry-based science education to a deeper level with the author's unique model, including fresh ideas for engaging students and practical tools for differentiating inquiry instruction. The text demonstrates:

  • Methods for determining when and how to provide students with more choices, thereby increasing their ownership and motivation
  • Ways to implement differentiated science inquiry in the main areas of science instruction
  • Strategies for successfully managing the classroom

Differentiated Science Inquiry offers compelling examples and is filled with helpful how-to's for modifying existing activities and labs for effective instruction.

Key features

  • Shows how to differentiate inquiry-based instruction to more effectively meet the needs of all students
  • Explores issues of ownership of learning, student choice and motivation
  • Presents numerous examples of differentiated inquiry in the four main areas of science instruction
  • Provide guidance and strategies for effective management of the differentiated, inquiry-based classroom
  • Offers recommendations for developing a classroom culture of inquiry


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Douglas J. Llewellyn

Douglas Llewellyn teaches science education courses at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Previously, he was the K-12 Director of Science at the Rochester City School District, a secondary school principal, and a middle school science teacher. Llewellyn is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences on inquiry- and argument-based teaching, constructivist learning, and science leadership.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author


Part I. The Meaning of Inquiry: The "Why" Chapters

1. Pathways to Inquiry

2. The Art and Science of Inquiry

3. Differentiated Science Inquiry

4. Why Teachers Differentiate Science Instruction

5. Motivation: The Key to Unlock Learning

Part II. The Mechanics of Inquiry: The "How" Chapters

6. How to Write a Differentiated Science Inquiry Lesson

7. Differentiated Life Science Inquiries

8. Differentiated Earth Science Inquiries

9. Differentiated Physical Science Inquiries

10. Making a Commitment to Differentiated Science Inquiry

Resource A. Balls and Ramps Lesson Plan: Teacher Guide

Resource B. Balls and Ramps Lesson Plan: Student Guide





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