As executive director of Canada's leading organization engaging youth in inquiry and investigation through science and technology, I was pleased to read in today's report from the Council of Canadian Academies that Canada's scientific enterprise is ranked fourth in the world, after the USA, UK, and Germany, by leading international scientists.
Chris Hadfield to Perform Winning Experiment in Space.
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Hi, I'm Martin Adebayo, a Grade 11 student at a High School in Southern Ontario. For the last few days I've been working on my innovation project for my chemistry class at school. My idea is a stationary fuel cell to power people's homes and buildings.
Inquiry-based science instruction—what is it and does it matter? Results from a research synthesis years 1984 to 2002.
This was published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching(JRST), and was the most accessed article in JRST in 2010. Here is the abstract of the research study:
Various findings across 138 analyzed studies indicate a clear, positive trend favouring inquiry-based instructional practices, particularly instruction that emphasizes student active thinking and drawing conclusions from data. Teaching strategies that actively engage students in the learning process through scientific investigations are more likely to increase conceptual understanding than are strategiesthat rely on more passive techniques, which are often necessary in the current standardized-assessment laden educational environment. Article - PDF