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Running head: CHAPTER REVIEW #1 1 Chapter Assignment Review #1 Heather P. Hamilton EDUC 634-B06 LUO Liberty University
CHAPTER REVIEW #1 2 Chapter Assignment Review 1 Chapter 1: Going Further Question 1 page 19 Think about when you have observed children in elementary, middle, or high school exploring, doing inquiry, and making discoveries, or recall your own experiences in science. Provide any examples that you can, including examples of students using the inquiry process skills (e.g., observing, interpreting data, etc.). A group of 3 rd graders was given paperclips, magnets, and string. The teacher said, “Today, we are going to look at the forces used with magnets.” The students were asked to make an initial guess as to what they thought magnet could do with paperclips and how they did it. She then passed out the materials the students would need for their inquiry. The teacher instructed them to observe the materials. The first step of inquiry is noticing the basic properties (DeRosa, 2015). As the children looked at the magnets and paperclips, the teacher noticed several things. First, she noticed the students turning the magnets over in their fingers. Then she noticed them looking at them closely. The teacher saw some students using the magnets to pick up the paperclips. She observed the students trying to pick up other items with the magnets. One student was watching the magnet stick to a pair of scissors. Students were excited to show each other what their magnets could do. Then the instructor observed one student using the magnet to pull a paperclip through a straw without touching the straw. After several minutes of letting the students experiment on their own, she asked them to use the magnet to move the paperclip across the table and record their observations. Students began the activity and recorded what the paperclip did and what the magnet did. Students were then instructed to compare the results with someone else. Make the Case: Respond to Disagree #1-6 page 27 What do you presently believe about the way in which children learn both in and out of the classroom? 1. Children learn best from direct experience with natural objects and phenomena. I agree that students learn best with direct experience with natural objects and phenomena. Students learn by experiencing the activity, not just memorizing terms and concepts. In the text, science is about discovery and understanding the world around them with evidence.[ CITATION DeR15 \l 1033 ]. The path to discovery is to have students be actively participating in the learning experience. 2. Hands-on science experiences automatically reinforce children’s learning. I agree that hands- on science experiences automatically reinforce children’s learning. Hands-on science experiences help reinforce learning concepts. These types of activities allow students to observe, ask questions, touch materials, smell odors, and investigate. Children participating in the activity develops critical thinking skills. These skills are necessary for future success.

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