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Five essential features of classroom inquiry

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A Content Analysis Of Inquiry In Third Grade Science Textbooks, Rebecca Adams Lewis Apr 2012

A Content Analysis Of Inquiry In Third Grade Science Textbooks, Rebecca Adams Lewis

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Since the publication of the National Science Education Standards in 1996 efforts have been made to include inquiry into school science programs. An addendum on inquiry to these standards was published in 2000 presenting five essential features of classroom inquiry as indicators of the active use of inquiry in a science lesson. The purpose of this content analysis was to examine and identify the presence of these five essential features of classroom inquiry within publisher-identified inquiry activities found in the 2000 and 2010 teacher's editions of the third grade science textbooks published by Scott Foresman. The textbooks were read ...