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Ausubel, D.P. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: A COGNITIVE VIEW. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1968.

Barell, John. PBL: AN INQUIRY APPROACH. Arlington Heights, Ill.: Skylight Training and Publishing, Inc., 1998.

Bloom, Lynn Z. and Edward M. White, eds. INQUIRY: A CROSS-CURRICULAR READER. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1993.

Bransford, John, Ann Brown, and Rodney Cocking, eds. HOW PEOPLE LEARN. National Research Council, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999.

Bruner, Jerome. ACTUAL MINDS, POSSIBLE WORLDS. Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Gardner, Howard. THE DISCIPLINED MIND. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.

Gardner, Howard. FRAMES OF MIND: THE THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES. NY: BasicBooks,1983.

Joyce, Bruce and Marsha Weil, with Emily Calhoun. MODELS OF TEACHING. Needham Heights, MA.: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.

Kilpatrick, William Heard. THE PROJECT METHOD. New York: Teachers College Press, 1918.

Polamn, Joseph L. DESIGNING PROJECT-BASED SCIENCE: CONNECTING LEARNERS THROUGH GUIDED INQUIRY. New York: Teachers College Press, 2000.



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"Inquiry Based Science, What Does It Look Like?" CONNECT MAGAZINE, published by Synergy Learning (March-April 1995): 35.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/resources/classroom/inquiry_based.html

Wolf, Dennie Palmer. "The Art of Questioning," ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS (Winter 1987): 1-7.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/resources/workshops/artofquestioning.html



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Ask an Expert Sources
http://njnie.dl.stevens-tech.edu/askanexpert.html
A source of expert advice for students.

Ask A+ Locator
http://www.vrd.org/locator
This site allows you to search for "ask an expert" sites all over the Web.

Beers Street Middle School
http://www.netlabs.net/hp/ebend/
Located in Hazlet, New Jersey, this school's staff and administration implement the team concept in education.

Brattain Elementary School
http://www.sps.lane.edu/schools/brattain.html
Springfield, Oregon.

The Diagnoser
http://depts.washington.edu/huntlab/diagnoser/
An evaluation tool to help students and teachers understand reasoning skills and processes and to help improve them.

Education Regional Labs
http://www.nwrel.org/national
For inquiry-based lessons by discipline, check this Web site and search each regional site for resources.

(EJSE) Electronic Journal of Science Education
http://unr.edu/homepage/jcannon/ejse/ejse.html
The ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION is the first peer-reviewed electronic journal of its kind devoted to the timely sharing of science-education information via the World Wide Web. Beginning with volume 3, issue 3 (March 1999), each issue includes an article on inquiry.

Electronic Emissary Project
http://emissary.wm.edu/
A telementoring program for students in grades K-12 and their teachers. Offers expert advice in various subjects.

The Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.org/
Housed within San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium has a collection of 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The museum was founded in 1969 by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer, who was director until his death in 1985. It helps promote inquiry-based learning not only in the sciences but also in the arts. A great site for examples of inquiry method in teaching and learning. The Exploratorium's Institute of Inquiry is a great place to start.

Fogelsville Elementary School
http://www.parkland.k12.pa.us/fogelsville.htm
Located in an agricultural area in Allentown, Pennsylvania, this school is dedicated to high standards for all children.


Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration
http://www.learner.org/jnorth
Join students, teachers, and parents across North America in an Internet-based learning adventure about the global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change.

Kent Gardens Elementary School, McLean, Virginia
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/KentGardensES/
This public school combines inquiry-based learning with a multiple-intelligences approach. It offers a French language immersion program, where students learn math and science in French while studying social studies and language arts in English.

The MAD Scientist Network
http://www.madsci.org
A science Web site with interactive devices, expert advice, and an archive of previously asked science questions.

National Center for History in the Schools History Standards
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/nchs/standards/
National history standards developed by the National Center for History in the Schools.

National Science Education Standards
http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/html/
These standards describe what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate.

NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
http://standards.nctm.org/
The online version of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' national standards.

Passport to Knowledge
http://www.passporttoknowledge.com
This is a series of interactive learning experiences using telecommunications to put students and teachers in touch with our planet's leading researchers.

Pitsco's Ask an Expert Page
http://www.askanexpert.com
This page includes numerous experts on various subjects available by category or keyword search.

Problem-Based Learning Inquiry Basics
http://www.udel.edu/pbl/cte/jan95-what.html
Problem-based learning is an increasingly popular teaching approach that promotes quality thinking using the inquiry method, as explained by this article from The Center for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Delaware. Problem-based learning is widely used in medical schools, as well as being applicable in K-12.

Rogers Elementary School, Rogers, Ohio
http://www.beaver.k12.oh.us/beavr.htm
This public school includes one of the goals of inquiry in its mission statement: "Helping students to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to become life-long learners."

Rutherford High School, New Jersey
http://www.rutherford.k12.nj.us/rhs/main.htm

Science Learning Network: Explore Our Resources
http://www.sln.org
Explore the world of living creatures. Take a whirlwind tour of a whirligig farm. Test for acid with the pH Factor. Fly with the Air Travelers resource. Dissect a cow's eye. Track a hurricane. View tiny creatures. Or take a dip in the Thinking Fountain. Inquiry resources here were developed by museums in the Science Learning Network.

Videodiscovery
http://www.videodiscovery.com/default.asp
Videodisocovery creates educational CD ROMs, video tapes, and DVDs covering science, math and technology.



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INTERNET IN ACTION FOR MATH AND SCIENCE
http://teacher.shop.pbs.org/
This award-winning course is available in two editions for grades K-6 and 7-12 math and science teachers. The series highlights proven techniques for implementing Internet resources in your classroom and lesson plans. You also get ideas and tips on how to join online expeditions, where to find the best real-time data sites, and how to create your own Web projects, all to give your students the online advantage. A companion teacher's guide offers step-by-step instructions for getting started on the Internet, plus in-depth online teaching techniques and rich resources. To order videocassettes, visit PBS' Shop for teachers at the URL listed above and search for Internet in Action.

THE INTERNET IN ACTION K-12 APPLICATION
To order videocassettes and print guides for the K-12 series, call GPN at 800-228-4630 or email gpn@unl.edu.
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