Scientific inquiry The National Science Teachers Association (2014) defines scientific inquiry as, “the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence derived from their work. Scientific inquiry also refers to the activities through which students develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, as well as an understanding of how scientists study the natural world."
The difference between scientific discourse and scientific inquiry is difficult to understand. Review the Hanauer list for scientific discourse. Both discourse and inquiry can be verbal, written, or text. Scientific inquiry is written or verbal and imparts knowledge. Therefore scientific inquiry is part of scientific discourse.
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During the class, the teacher develops knowledge and understanding of the atomic architecture and the elements. Each exercise triggers questions and ideas from the students. The students are engaged in learning and learn specific information about the elements. When the teachers ask, “Why?” or “What is the reason ...” the teacher engages students in a scientific …show more content…
Students are not in danger of stigma by placement in a low-performing group. Creating a low-performing group creates low performance. Creating a high performing group as in a mixed group, creates high performance expectation. The group operates at a higher goal meeting the lesson goal. The lesson goal is met supporting the curriculum.
3. B. Diverse learner The small groups composed of high and low ability readers, ADHD, and main stream students work together in the carbon element exercise. With one ADHD student per group, the ADHD student is kept on task. The low and high readers are paired together to help with reading comprehension. The ELL is paired with a bilingual student. Diverse learners are mixed among other students to give the opportunity for the advanced students to pair and peer to help the diverse learner. The students are expected to perform at a higher level and the diverse learners are helped by their peers to meet this level. By meeting the lesson goal, the curriculum is supported