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Every day children make astounding scientific discoveries. The playpen, sandbox, backyard, and playground are their laboratories. What, then, can we offer these young scientists who have spent their lifetimes acquiring knowledge through their own investigations? What experiences can we provide to enhance the growth of the scientist within each child? Charles Pearce found the answers and shares his discoveries in Nurturing Inquiry. The book offers a tour of Pearce's inquiry science classroom, where students are given daily opportunities to do what they do best: investigate, explore, and discover, using their own questions, curiosities, and interests.

Nurturing Inquiry provides all the information you need to incorporate inquiry into your curriculum. Part I is a detailed account of how Pearce prepares his classroom, his students, and himself for the introduction of inquiry. In Part II, Pearce explains how to sustain interest throughout the school year by giving students more and more ownership in their investigations both within and beyond the classroom. Part III includes ideas to help you meet the particular challenges of assessing inquiry and offers examples of various assessment instruments, including surveys, checklists, and dialogue journals.

Replete with practical ideas for materials, activities, and strategies, Nurturing Inquiry is the perfect resource for teachers looking to create a community of scientists in their classroom. But it is much more than a how-to manual - it is also an inspiring look at the reflection, choices, and values that shape the practice of a highly successful teacher.

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An innovative teacher shares his method for inspiring inquiry in elementary classrooms, a method which allows children to do what they do best: investigate and explore, using their own questions and interests. The author tells how he prepares his students for the introduction of inquiry, and explains how to sustain interest throughout the school year by giving students more ownership in their investigations. He gives ideas on meeting the challenges of assessing inquiry and offers examples of various assessment instruments. Includes many activities and lists of materials.
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Replete with practical ideas for materials, activities, and strategies, Nurturing Inquiry is the perfect resource for teachers looking to create a community of scientists in their classroom.

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Every day children make astounding scientific discoveries. The playpen, sandbox, backyard, and playground are their laboratories. What, then, can we offer these young scientists who have spent their lifetimes acquiring knowledge through their own investigations? What experiences can we provide to enhance the growth of the scientist within each child? Charles Pearce found the answers and shares his discoveries in Nurturing Inquiry. The book offers a tour of Pearce's inquiry science classroom, where students are given daily opportunities to do what they do best: investigate, explore, and discover, using their own questions, curiosities, and interests.Nurturing Inquiry provides all the information you need to incorporate inquiry into your curriculum. Part I is a detailed account of how Pearce prepares his classroom, his students, and himself for the introduction of inquiry. In Part II, Pearce explains how to sustain interest throughout the school year by giving students more and more owne

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-144) and index.

About the Author

Charles Pearce is a classroom teacher who works with ESIP at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Pearce, a long-time classroom teacher, is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Table of Contents

I. Lighting the Fire: Getting Inquiry Underway

Inquiry: The Next Frontier

Getting Started

Inquiry Periods: A Structure for Inquiry

Discovery Boxes

Outdoor Explorations

Tending the Fire of Inquiry: Keeping Those Burning Questions Hot

Using the Curriculum

The Science-Language Connection

Inquiry Enhancements

The Kids' Inquiry Conference

Assessment

Tools for Assessment

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iteach2, July 19, 2006 (view all comments by iteach2)
Nurturing Inquiry by C. Pearce is an excellent resource for any elementary or middle school teacher. If you are interested in creating and inquiry based science environment in your classroom, this book is a must read! For years I struggled with different ideas and the logistics of introducing inquiry based science to my students. Now I have an easy to read and follow guide to help me and my students.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780325001357
Foreword:
Saul, Wendy
Publisher:
Heinemann Educational Books
Foreword by:
Saul, Wendy
Foreword:
Saul, Wendy
Author:
Saul, Wendy
Author:
Pearce, Charles R.
Author:
Pearce
Location:
Portsmouth, NH :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Classroom Planning
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Science & Technology
Subject:
Science -- Methodology.
Subject:
Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Subject:
Education-Teaching Science
Subject:
General education.
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.24x7.40x.38 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 5 up to 10

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"Synopsis" by , Replete with practical ideas for materials, activities, and strategies, Nurturing Inquiry is the perfect resource for teachers looking to create a community of scientists in their classroom.
"Synopsis" by , Every day children make astounding scientific discoveries. The playpen, sandbox, backyard, and playground are their laboratories. What, then, can we offer these young scientists who have spent their lifetimes acquiring knowledge through their own investigations? What experiences can we provide to enhance the growth of the scientist within each child? Charles Pearce found the answers and shares his discoveries in Nurturing Inquiry. The book offers a tour of Pearce's inquiry science classroom, where students are given daily opportunities to do what they do best: investigate, explore, and discover, using their own questions, curiosities, and interests.Nurturing Inquiry provides all the information you need to incorporate inquiry into your curriculum. Part I is a detailed account of how Pearce prepares his classroom, his students, and himself for the introduction of inquiry. In Part II, Pearce explains how to sustain interest throughout the school year by giving students more and more owne
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