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FEELING AT HOME IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM

Claire Bove
6th and 7th grade Science, Bancroft Middle School
San Leandro, CA


Claire Bove

This website was developed by Claire Bove as part of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), and can be accessed at the following URL:

http://www.feelingathome.org

(this link was valid on 10/31/06)

Excerpt:

Questions and explanations of quality and depth - these are the results of doing good science. I believe that for students, a number of things contribute to doing good science:

* Establishing a community in the classroom (Community)
* A playful approach to experimentation (Inquiry Experiments)
* Talking and arguing about science (Science Discourse)
* Explanations and questions that reflect understanding (Explanations)

This website shows my work to develop these elements in my middle school classroom.