Date of Award

5-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the benefits of inquiry based hands-on education, engage students in their own learning, and increase retention of knowledge. Research supports the connection between this process and the learning in a science curriculum. Four topics to be discussed in the following chapter are hands-on learning and inquiry-based instruction, hands-on learning beyond the classroom, at-risk learners and inquiry-based education, and challenges of teaching inquiry-based education.

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