Open-inquiry involves students asking their own questions, designing their own investigation, and creating their own explanations in order to learn about the natural world. However, implementing open-inquiry is often daunting for teachers and frustrating for students. This article discusses how I use guided inquiry to help students prepare for open-inquiry and a faux grant process to manage open-inquiry in my class. This activity promotes National Science Education Content Standards A, B, E, G, and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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"The Price of Inquiry: Managing Open-Inquiry through Scaffolding and Faux Grant Writing,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 37:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol37/iss1/3