2006 Fall Meeting Cite abstracts as Author(s) (2006), Title, Eos Trans. AGU,
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HR: 1340h
AN: ED13A-1210
TI: Methods of Science Investigation: A New Curriculum Fostering Original Scientific Research
AU: * Danch, J M
EM: sciencejd@aol.com
AF: Colonia High School, 180 East Street, Colonia, NJ 07067 United States
AU: O'Lone, B
EM: iccoachb@aol.com
AF: Colonia High School, 180 East Street, Colonia, NJ 07067 United States
AU: Darytichen, F
EM: biosr@aol.com
AF: Colonia High School, 180 East Street, Colonia, NJ 07067 United States
AB: The Methods of Science Investigation Curriculum was designed to include students with special needs in participating in original scientific research. Based on techniques field tested in 2005, this new curriculum moves students from traditional teacher-facilitated presentations of what is often dubbed The Scientific Method, to a student-facilitated exploration and utilization of what is, in reality the many methods and environments of original scientific investigation. Students utilize traditional procedure-based inquiry activities as a springboard for participation in authentic laboratory and field research experiences, culminating in the development, implementation, and presentation of results. Emphasis is placed on instructing teachers as well as students to approach scientific research as an individualized process rather than a series of written procedures culminating in a predetermined outcome.
DE: 0800 EDUCATION
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0820 Curriculum and laboratory design
DE: 0825 Teaching methods
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2006 Fall Meeting