Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science



3. Resources on the Inquiry Approach

Several recommended NSTA books on inquiry approach can be purchased or found in libraries -  the following links lead to descriptions of the books:

  •  On using whole-class inquiry in the science classroom:

Smithenry, D. & Gallagher-Bolos, D. (2009). Whole-Class Inquiry: Creating Student-Centered Science Communities. NSTA Press.

  • A practical guide for inquiry-based teaching:

Luft, J., Bell, R., & Gess-Newsome, J. (Eds). (2007). Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting. NSTA Press.

The National 4-H Channel on youtube provides videos on inquiry approach that supports 4-H goals for science.