WISE Science: Web-Based Inquiry in the Classroom


reviewed by Sharon J. Morrisette - June 24, 2009

coverTitle: WISE Science: Web-Based Inquiry in the Classroom
Author(s): James D. Slotta and Marcia C. Linn
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807749494, Pages: 216 , Year: 2009
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In 1985 when the American Association for the Advancement of Science initiated Project 2061, it was understood that changes needed to be made in the educational system from kindergarten through twelfth grade if the United States was to become a nation of scientifically literate citizens. Science for All Americans (1989, 1990) was then published to lay the foundation of how this project would unfold. That book told us a “science-literate person uses scientific knowledge and scientific ways of thinking for individual and social purposes.” More recently, James Slotta and Marcia Linn, the authors of WISE Science (2009), give the reader a view of how they have been working with students from sixth through twelfth grade to develop science literacy. WISE Science can be divided into four main parts. In the first two chapters the reader is introduced to problems related to technology education and how WISE (Web-based Inquiry Science Environments) has... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 24, 2009
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