Guided inquiry puts students in control of their own learning

01/15/2009 | Teacher Magazine (free registration)

Students need to understand basic facts, but they really learn by doing, writes award-winning California science educator Anthony Cody. In many science labs, however, students are asked to investigate a question out of a book and follow cookbook-like instructions, but by getting students to ask questions and design experiments, they learn far more about how science actually works, he writes.

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