Differentiated Science Inquiry
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Differentiated Science Inquiry



© 2011 | 168 pages | Corwin

"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.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
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
 
References
 
Index

 "One of the best resources I have read in a long time, this work is an affirmation of what we do and it will help us do it better."

Susan Leeds, Science Curriculum Leader/Teacher
Howard Middle School, Orlando, FL

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

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

"Doug Llewellyn provides yet another insightful book that can be used to improve individual instruction or guide professional development for entire science departments. This book helps teachers provide what each student needs to excel in a manner that can be sustained for years to come. The examples included within provide concrete guidance that can be applied with tomorrow’s first period."

Jeff C. Marshall, Associate Professor, Science Education
Clemson University, SC

"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

"This book deals with two of the most difficult pedagogical challenges science teachers must face: conducting inquiry-based investigations and differentiating instruction. It provides new insight and strategies for creating opportunities for all students to become more engaged. Along with classroom examples, the author provides practical suggestions on how to give students more control of meeting their needs. The result is student motivation and proficiency."

Linda Froschauer, Editor
Science and Children
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Pathways to Inquiry


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