Archive For The “inquiry” Category

What I learned: Day 2 of AP Chemistry Workshop

By | July 22, 2014

Drop Counters are AWESOME. When given the choice between spending 20+ minutes manually entering volume data every 1 mL, or sitting back and watching it the data graph itself in 3 minutes or less, I’m going with the latter. Not only does the data come out great but it frees up the students to actually […]

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Inquiry as Inception

By | August 14, 2010

If you haven’t yet seen the brilliant film “Inception“, I highly recommend checking it out. It is probably the best movie I have seen in years. What is Inception? The process of inception is to place an idea in someone’s head so deep that they think they came up with it themselves.  Since our brains […]

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links for 7.28.2010

By | July 28, 2010

In preparation for next week’s #scichat discussion (Implementing Science Inquiry), check out these great blogs: Tyler Rice‘s blog Wisdom Begins with Wonder has had a string of great posts on inquiry in the past month. His most recent discusses how he does it. Ben Paulson is new to blogging and twitter, and has some interesting […]

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Critical Thinking in Science: Inquiry labs

By | June 15, 2010

Two interesting conversations on the topic of critical thinking are happening today on #edchat. In science, we call critical thinking “inquiry.”  In one context, this means moving away from the old way of cookbook labs and on to student-centered, authentic, investigative inquiry labs. There are some advantages to cookbook-style confirmation labs. Students (and teachers) find […]

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