Gabriel Leal and Katie Vanderwelle: Students Use Science Projects to Make a Difference
Won, Noelle, Social Studies Review
Science projects are an effective way to teach inquiry and the scientific process skills of questioning, predicting, observing, measuring, planning investigations, and drawing conclusions based on evidence. Science inquiry requires critical and logical thinking, using tools to collect and interpret data, and communicating the findings with others (The National Science Education Standards, 1996).
The purpose of teaching inquiry-based science is for students to transfer and apply these skills to solve real-life problems. Usually, the problems are directly related to people, places, and events so they can be naturally integrated with the social studies curriculum. Science projects …
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Publication information: Article title: Gabriel Leal and Katie Vanderwelle: Students Use Science Projects to Make a Difference. Contributors: Won, Noelle - Author. Magazine title: Social Studies Review. Volume: 48. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2009. Page number: 39+. © California Council for the Social Studies Fall 2001. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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