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THE EFFECT OF INQUIRY-BASED INSTRUCTION ON STUDENTS' PARTICIPATION AND ATTITUDES IN A THIRD GRADE SCIENCE CLASSROOM

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2005
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The National Science Education Standards (1996) support inquiry-based instruction. According to the National Science Education Standards. When children or scientists inquire into the natural world they: ask questions, plan investigations and collect relevant data, and organize and analyze collected data. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of inquiry-based instruction on third-grade students' attitudes and participation in an elementary science classroom. Students were encouraged to ask and answer their own questions. In this study, analysis of data gathered form: pre and post survey, student journals, teacher field notes, and student interviews were triangulated to provide the support for findings reported in this study. Findins showed that inquiry-based science experiences positively affected students' attitudes in science and their participation. In addition, student worked collaboratively, made connections to other experiences, and demonstrated confidence in their ability to ask and answer their own questions through inquiry-based experiences.
Title: THE EFFECT OF INQUIRY-BASED INSTRUCTION ON STUDENTS' PARTICIPATION AND ATTITUDES IN A THIRD GRADE SCIENCE CLASSROOM.
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Name(s): Arthur, Debbie, Author
Jeanpierre, Bobby, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The National Science Education Standards (1996) support inquiry-based instruction. According to the National Science Education Standards. When children or scientists inquire into the natural world they: ask questions, plan investigations and collect relevant data, and organize and analyze collected data. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of inquiry-based instruction on third-grade students' attitudes and participation in an elementary science classroom. Students were encouraged to ask and answer their own questions. In this study, analysis of data gathered form: pre and post survey, student journals, teacher field notes, and student interviews were triangulated to provide the support for findings reported in this study. Findins showed that inquiry-based science experiences positively affected students' attitudes in science and their participation. In addition, student worked collaboratively, made connections to other experiences, and demonstrated confidence in their ability to ask and answer their own questions through inquiry-based experiences.
Identifier: CFE0000530 (IID), ucf:46463 (fedora)
Note(s): 2005-05-01
M Ed
Education, Department of Educational Studies
Masters
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Subject(s): Inquiry
science
education
action research
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Host Institution: UCF

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