How Do You Know That?

Folsom, Jennifer; Hunt, Catherine; Cavicchio, Maria; Schoermann, Anne; d'Amato, Matthew
January 2007
Science & Children;Jan2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p20
Academic Journal
The article offers suggestions in teaching elementary school students in the U.S. how to develop evidence-based explanations about animals. The purpose of animal studies is to build observation skills, develop a knowledge base and practice age-appropriate science skills. The National Science Education Standards also recommend that students engage in scientific inquiry. It is possible and beneficial for students to participate in a rigorous scientific inquiry that builds a conceptual understanding of animals as the team of educators, curriculum developers and district administrators believe. INSET: Animals in the Classroom.


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