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Facilitator's Guide to Inquire Within, Second Edition

Facilitator's Guide to Inquire Within, Second Edition

© 2009 | 56 pages | Corwin

Demonstrate key strategies for cultivating learners' sense of discovery and advancing student achievement in science!

Based on the best-selling second edition of Inquire Within, this guide helps staff developers and workshop leaders facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events that demonstrate how teachers can implement inquiry-based instruction in the classroom. Facilitators will be able to help teachers understand how children learn science, what scientific inquiry actually is, and what an inquiry-based science classroom looks like. Teachers will discover how to:

  • Cultivate a classroom culture of inquiry
  • Design investigations or translate existing activities into inquiry-based learning experiences
  • Integrate inquiry instruction with grade-level curricular objectives

The chapter-by-chapter study guide features:

  • Discussion questions
  • Workshop activities
  • Chapter summaries
  • Handouts
  • Resources for extending learning
  • Sample agendas for half-day and one-day workshops
  • A workshop evaluation form

Aligned with the National Science Education Standards, the Facilitator's Guide to Inquire Within is ideal for staff developers or anyone leading professional development for groups of any size—pairs, small workshops, or large seminars.

About the Author
How to Use the Facilitator's Guide  
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Inquire Within: Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards in Grades 3-8 Second Edition, by Douglas Llewellyn
1. Becoming an Inquiry Teacher
Activity 1.1: Self-Directed Learning  
Discussion Question  
2. What Is Inquiry?
Activity 2.1: What Is Inquiry?  
Activity 2.2: Who’s Infected?  
Activity 2.3: What Inquiry Is and What It Isn’t  
Discussion Questions  
3. Learning Through Inquiry
Activity 3.1: Ice Hands  
Activity 3.2: Herding Cats  
Discussion Questions  
4. How Do Children Learn Science?
Activity 4.1: Magic Glue  
Activity 4.2: Understanding From a Different Perspective  
Activity 4.3: Misconceptions in Science  
Activity 4.4: Earth-Moon Relationships  
Activity 4.5: Designing Inquiry-Based Investigations  
Discussion Questions  
5. Creating a Culture of Inquiry
Activity 5.1: What Is a Culture of Inquiry?  
Activity 5.2: Top Ten Reasons Teachers Say They Can’t Do Inquiry  
Discussion Questions  
6. What Are the Different Levels of Inquiry?
Activity 6.1: Four Approaches to Balls and Ramps  
Activity 6.2: List the Attributes of an Inquiry-Based Lab  
Activity 6.3: Modifying a Traditional Lab  
Discussion Questions  
7. Designing Investigations
Activity 7.1: Inquiry Versus Problem Solving  
Activity 7.2: “Houston, We Have a Problem.”  
Activity 7.3: Problem Solving Activity  
Discussion Questions  
8. What Is the Learning Cycle?
Activity 8.1: Using the 5E Learning Cycle  
Discussion Questions  
9. Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Inquiry-Based Teachers
Activity 9.1: Inquiry Rubric  
Activity 9.2: Inquiry Self-Assessment  
Activity 9.3: What’s Your IQ?  
Discussion Questions  
10. Using Questioning Skills in Inquiry
Activity 10.1: Planning Questions  
Discussion Questions  
Closing Activity: Instructional Pie  
Handout A: Concept Map of Scientific Inquiry (Figure 2.2)  
Handout B: Bottle  
Handout C: Question and Data Table for Balls and Ramp - Station A  
Handout D: Task for Balls and Ramps - Station B  
Handout E: Task for Balls and Ramps - Station C  
Handout F: Task for Balls and Ramps - Station D  
Handout G: Group Discussion Questions After Stations  
Handout H: Methods of Teaching Science  
Handout I: Instructional Pie  
Sample Workshop Agendas  
Workshop Evaluation Forms  
Resources for Extending Your Learning

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ISBN: 9781412965828

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