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Moira Messick's picture

Open-Inquiry

An open-inquiry classroom encourages students to pose questions and investigate the answers.  Effective strategies include cooperative learning and the use of rubrics to outline salient content.  A good example from my class is the "Communiqu Expose," a six week science fair held in June every year.  Students use open inquiry coupled with the scientific method to learn more about a topic in biology that interests them.  It is a perfect culminating activity for the year.

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