This five year program of research entitled "Comprehension Strategy in Inquiry-based Science"
strives to investigate:
Teachers'understanding and use of inquiry-based
methods in science;
- Teachers' particpation in
the design and development
of a technology-based system that integrates inquiry-based science and
reading comprehension strategies and ;
Children's conceptual understanding of science
content and use of comprehension strategy support when using a
technology-based system during inquiry-based science lessons in the
research effort will permit the
research team to interact with fourth grade teachers in
observation,interview,design,development and evaluation activities
related to inquiry-based science.
unique approach of this study
constitutes an example of the emerging methodology of " design-based
research" that strives to conduct research and practice. With
involvement by teachers through funded participation as well as inform
science teaching throughout the district and nation.