Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology
Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for secondary school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? You are not alone. This book will provide you with both the information and the instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations.
The book is broken into two basic parts:
- An introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry – from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision.
- A well-organised series of 27 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity and biological evoulution. The investigations are desgined to be more authentic scientific experiences than traditional laboratory activities. They give your students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyse data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence.
Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology to be easy to use and aligned with today’s standards. The investigations will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards.
Many of today’s teachers – like you – want to find new ways to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from lab activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology does all this even as it gives students the chance to practise reading, writing, speaking and using maths in the context of science.
|Publish date||2016-06-03 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)|
|Key Learning Area||Science|