This book is actually stories written by teachers about how they were able to learn how to teach through scientific inquiry. It's both about teaching and critical thinking. When you read each story, it's almost as if you are in the classroom with the class of students. At the same time you can relate to the teachers describing how they adjusted things to make inquiry really work well for addressing the standards. The investigations cover so many content areas: mathematics, language arts, culture, social studies, science. Even a kindergarten STEM study. The inside of the book is as attractive as the cover featuring a student attending to the details as observes a cup of colored solution (I think part of an oilspill investigation with grade K students). This book is very well written, edited by research scientist and education specialist Dr. Robert Landsman, and has a great forword by Dr. Robert Yager about why the standards in science education have not yet proven too successful for changing how teachers teach. Strongly recommend this book for teachers, principals, and superintendents!

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