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Inquiry-based Learning and Reinforcement in Science

1. How does the effectiveness of inquiry-based learning relate to science instruction?

2. How can I integrate science concepts with a reinforcement activity?

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1. How does the effectiveness of inquiry-based learning relate to science instruction?

Science instruction is, by its very nature, suited quite well to inquiry-based learning. The idea of inquiry-based learning is that students will learn by posing questions and exploring the answers - and idea that relates to the scientific method, which provides structure for conducting scientific investigations. Inquiry-based learning incorporates several principles: discovery, observation, and activity-based learning. Many inquiry-based learning activities utilize measurement, modeling, group learning, and real-life projects. These activities provide motivation and add interest to the classroom in a way that isn't present with lecture and reading alone.

Inquiry-based learning has been shown to be effective in all disciplines, including science. Science incorporates many abstract topics that are often difficult for students to ...

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This explores the effectiveness of inquiry-based learning in science, and also explores how to integrate science concepts with reinforcement.

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