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Multiple Modes of Inquiry in Earth Science


Science Teacher Volume 75, Number 1, ISSN 0036-8555


To help teachers enrich their students' understanding of inquiry in Earth science, this article describes six modes of inquiry used by practicing geoscientists (Earth scientists). Each mode of inquiry is illustrated by using examples of seminal or pioneering research and provides pointers to investigations that enable students to experience these modes. By discussing and engaging with multiple modes of inquiry, students should gain a deeper understanding of both science content and science process. (Contains 1 figure.)


Kastens, K.A. & Rivet, A. (2008). Multiple Modes of Inquiry in Earth Science. Science Teacher, 75(1), 26-31. Retrieved September 18, 2019 from .

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