Inquiry Based Instructional Strategies

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This journal article is about the love for science in elementary students. It focuses on “two inquiry-based instructional strategies” that will promote learning and interest in science (Spencer & Walker p. 18) .The strategies listed in the article supports the work of John Dewey. In order for the methods to work students need to “use reflective and critical thinking skills” (Spencer & Walker p. 18). Overall, “inquiry and inquiry-based strategies helps students to develop a deeper understanding of science and create new scientific discoveries” (Spencer & Walker p. 25). The information found in this article is relevant to elementary science.

“The love and/or interest in science education begins in elementary schools” (Spencer & Walker p. 19).
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According to Rodger Bybee, author of Scientific and Engineering Practices inK-12 Classrooms, Inquiry is the basic building block for science education for elementary schools” (Spencer & Walker p. 20). It helps students evaluate their “responses and allows them to clearly communicate and support their answers with evidence” (Bybee, 2011). Elementary students are able to ask scientifically based questions about objects. We should encourage them to make their own questions and hypothesis. It is easy for a teacher to write the hypothesis on the board and have student work on the experiment after. I think it is more creative to allow them to form their own educated guess. Since they are capable at this age. I will keep that in mind when I become a …show more content…
19). I will incorporate the use of technology in my lessons. “Technology is also used to connect students to local world resources” (Spencer & Walker p. 19). “Educators know that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is crucial for student success in the 21st century” (Spencer & Walker p. 18). With in the last decade, more jobs require students to have a background in science, technology and math. It is essential to motivate students to want to learn especially increase desire to learn more about science. In elementary schools there are many ways to encourage students to appreciate it science. I know I didn’t like science when I was younger however I believe I can make more students feel different about

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