Fostering Student Sense Making in Elementary Science Learning Environments : Elementary Teachers ’ Use of Science Curriculum Materials to Promote Explanation Construction

@inproceedings{Zangori2018FosteringSS,
  title={Fostering Student Sense Making in Elementary Science Learning Environments : Elementary Teachers ’ Use of Science Curriculum Materials to Promote Explanation Construction},
  author={Laura A. Zangori and Cory T. Forbes and Mandy Biggers},
  year={2018}
}
While research has shown that elementary (K-5) students are capable of engaging in the scientific practice of explanation construction, commonly-used elementary science curriculum materials may not always afford them opportunities to do so. As a result, elementary teachers must often adapt their science curriculum materials to better support students’ explanation construction and foster student sense making. However, little research has been conducted to explore if and, if so, how and why… CONTINUE READING

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