Inquiry-Based Science Instruction—What Is It and Does It Matter?

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Recipient of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching's 2011 Outstanding Paper Award, this article describes results from the Inquiry Synthesis Project. In the project, the authors analyzed findings from 138 studies conducted between 1984 and 2002 to address the research question, What is the impact of inquiry science instruction on K-12 student outcomes?


Daphne Minner, Abigail Jurist Levy, and Jeanne Century

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Inquiry-Based Science Instruction-What Is It and Does It Matter?