Levels of Inquiry. Panhandle Area Educational Consortium 753 West Boulevard Chipley, FL 32428 www.paec.org. The Inquiry Continuum. LOW. Inquiry May Be. HIGH. Structured. Guided. Student-Initiated.
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Inquiry May Be
Students may assume responsibility for determining procedure, but the teacher chooses question for investigation.
Students generate their own questions from a teacher-selected topic and design their own investigation.
Students engage in a hands-on activity and draw conclusions, but follow specific teacher instructions.
Bell, Smetana & Binns, p. 33
Bell, R., Smetana, L., & Binns, I. (2005). Simplifying inquiry instruction. The Science Teacher. 30-33.
Carin, A., Bass, J., & Contant, T. (2005). Methods for teaching science as inquiry. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.