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Jim Martin on Science Inquiry

Can We Learn What Science Inquiry Does For Us? What To Teach; And How?   by Jim Martin n a previous blog, a student, Maria, noticed a salmon fry darting toward a rock covered with periphyton, a thin colony of algae which supports microbes and invertebrates living in it. Her eye lit up as she […]

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Environmental Education: The Science of Learning and Doing

Environmental Education: The Science of Learning and Doing by Cecelia Bosma Trinity Lutheran School Litchfield, Arizona     e live on a planet with limited resources that are often consumed without caution. Finding ways to engage students in pro-environmental behaviors that conserve these limited resources rather than take them for granted is a priority for […]

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On Teaching Science

What’s the Difference… …between a single performer and an energetic band? Can students teach themselves? by Jim Martin CLEARING Master Teacher n an earlier set of blogs, we followed a middle school class whose science teacher had started them on a project to study a creek that flows at the edge of the school ground. […]

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Teaching Science Inquiry

Can I become a science inquiry facilitator? . . . If I’ve never been one? by Jim Martin What do I need to be competent in, comfortable with, being a facilitator instead of a top-down teacher? I think a first thing is the recognition that people can learn on their own; that they don’t need […]

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Finding Lessons In the World Around Us: Bringing the Pieces Together

Were You Assigned A Class You Have No Background or Preparation to Teach?   by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor ne year, I worked with a middle-school mathematics teacher who decided to engage his class in some work on a wetland and lake bordering a large river. He did this partly as a diversion from […]

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