Taking Inquiry Outdoors

Reading, Writing, and Science Beyond the Classroom Walls

As national attention is focused on students' abilities to read and write effectively, instructional time allotted for science and other content-area disciplines is often decreased. Many teachers have discovered, however, that involving students in meaningful scientific inquiry provides them with authentic and motivating reasons to read, research, and write.

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As national attention is focused on students' abilities to read and write effectively, instructional time allotted for science and other content-area disciplines is often decreased. Many teachers have discovered, however, that involving students in meaningful scientific inquiry provides them with authentic and motivating reasons to read, research, and write.

Taking Inquiry Outdoors is written by a group of educators who have used the natural world as a setting for purposeful s...read more

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About the Contributors
Part I The Outdoor Connection: Stepping Outside—and into Science
1. So This Is Science!, Barbara Bourne
2. Fridays at the Lake, Lorraine Russo
3. GIRLS—Girls Investigating and Researching Living Streams, Mary Beth Johnson
4. Tasting Nature, Brenda Picarello
Part II The Community Connection: Linking Students, Communities, and Stewardship
5. It Started with a Stream, Karen Shrake
6. Seeing Science in a New Light, Sharon Robinson-Boonstra
7. Getting a Lot from a Lot, Michael Rest
Part III The Curricular Connection: Linking Reading, Writing, and Science
8. Taking Books Out-of-Doors, E. Wendy Saul
9. Following the Cardinal, Deborah Galinski
10. Writing Out, Karen Pearce
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Grade Range: K-8
Media: 152 pp/paper
Item No: 0772
ISBN: 978-157110-772-5

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