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Modifying ready-made science activities

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Abstract

Moving from a traditional didactic teaching approach to a student-centered inquiry approach to teaching as recommended byNational Science Education Standards is a challenging task for preservice teachers. The changing roles of the students and the teacher can be difficult to grasp and implement. To help our preservice teachers with these changes in their thinking and later in their teaching, students worked on modifying pre-existing science activities so that they would reflect the inquiry-based science advocated in the NSES. Students examined science texts, reworked activities, and assessed the new versions using a questionnaire.

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Correspondence to Susan Everett.

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Everett, S. Modifying ready-made science activities. J Elem Sci Edu 13, 23 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03176217

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Keywords

  • PRESERVICE Teacher
  • Inquiry Base Science
  • Elementary Science Teacher
  • Method Student
  • Junior High School Level