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Dec 18

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Science Inquiry Fridays!

This quarter, we started a Science Inquiry class on Fridays.  Students took turns choosing science experiments based on their own inclinations, similar to our buddy time classes.  We believe in inquiry-based learning because it provides kids, who are naturally curious, with the opportunity to research their particular interests.  It helps students build self-confidence by working with others in a small group.  Inquiry-based learning is more likely to help students make connections between disciplines and fosters independence and self-directed learning by teaching them to take responsibility for the learning process.

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For more information on inquiry based learning, check out this document from the US Department of Education:

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/docs/support/multilevel/chap6.pdf

 

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