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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

Author: Victor Sampson, Peter Carafano, Patrick Enderle, Steve Fannin, Jonathon Grooms, Sherry Southerland, Carol Stallworth, Kiesha Williams

Availability: In Stock

Code: NST9082

ISBN: 9781760019082

No of Pages: 550

Publish date: 11/07/2016

Price: $69.95


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. Argument-Driven
Inquiry in Chemistry
will provide you with the information and
instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. This
book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help
chemistry students work the way scientists do.

The book is divided into two basic parts:

  1. An
    introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry – from investigation
    design, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind
    peer review and report revision.

  2. A well-organised series of 30 field-tested labs designed to be a
    more scientifically authentic approach to instruction than traditional
    laboratory activities. The labs cover a broad range of topics related to
    chemical reactions and the structure and properties of matter. You can use the
    introduction labs to have students try out a theory, law or unifying concept.

Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry 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 Chemistry
does all this even as it gives students the chance to practise
reading, writing, speaking and using maths in the context of science.