When Things Go wrong the Results Can Turn Out right

Byrne, Stephanie
October 2008
Science & Children;Oct2008, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p22
Academic Journal
The article shares the author's lesson learned from their activity about plant growth in which a failed germination happened and led her fifth-grade students into inquiry. According to the author, failed germination increased the value of the activity for her students learning about plants and understanding what a variable is and how scientists use variables to test hypotheses. In addition, she also discovered how important it is to include research activities in the classroom as part of the students' cognitive activities and further learning.


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