Corwin: Inquire Within: Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards in Grades 3-8: Second Edition: Douglas Llewellyn: 9781452209104
Inquire Within

Inquire Within

Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards in Grades 3-8

Second Edition

Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau Douglas Llewellyn St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
© 2007   312 pages  
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Ebook ISBN: 9781452209104
Grade Level : Elementary, PreK-12, Secondary
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Nurture the power of students' curiosity and improve achievement in science!

"An amazingly clear and broad synthesis of virtually every important topic associated with inquiry. Llewellyn’s ideas are sure to provide a unifying focus of discussion among all groups dedicated to improving science education."

—Richard H. Audet
Associate Professor
Roger Williams University

Praise for the First Edition:
"This book makes a distinct contribution with its completeness of coverage, easy-to-read style, and abundance of practical examples. Its suggestions are obviously based upon a wealth of personal experience, not just ‘book knowledge.’ The author is to be commended for writing a book aimed at practitioners, not theorists; it is sorely needed."
—Diane M. Holben, Coordinator of Academic Services
Saucon Valley High School
Hellertown, PA

"Llewellyn has included several clear comparisons of the inquiry method to what is currently happening in classrooms, as well as many examples from each level of teaching. The books’ well-organized material will be informative for both experienced teachers and student teachers just starting out."
—Joan Commons, Academic Coordinator
Teacher Education CREATE, University of California, San Diego

In this second edition, science educator Douglas Llewellyn combines clear-cut insights with practical suggestions for developing teaching competencies and strategies to implement inquiry-based instruction—a teaching strategy strongly endorsed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Research Council, and the National Science Teachers Association.

Aligned with NSES standards and written for educators seeking to cultivate learners' sense of discovery and critical thinking skills, Inquire Within, Second Edition, focuses on showing teachers how to implement inquiry activities using the three "R's"—restructuring, retooling, and reculturing. The author provides examples that match common curricular objectives and demonstrates how teachers can modify current lesson plans rather than creating new ones.

Offering ready-to-use inquiry lessons and teacher-friendly materials for students in grades 3–8, this edition’s updates include:

  • Three aspects of inquiry—promoting content knowledge, science process skills, and positive attitudes or dispositions
  • A new chapter of suggested investigations with teacher notes
  • Strategies for using inquiry methods with English Language Learners and special education students
  • Activities that incorporate technology

This comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for practitioners at every level—including elementary and middle school science teachers, principals, science teacher leaders and specialists, staff development planners, curriculum supervisors, and college professors.