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Author:Kerry Ruef
Description: A hands-on, investigative teaching approach that attempts to stimulate the wonder of looking closely at the world, thinking by analogy, changing scale, and theorizing. It uses everyday objects, a jeweler's loupe, and a series of simple questions, which become the foundation for hypothesizing, theorizing, and answering the question: "Why is it like that?" Program description, students' projects, "field reports," sample idea sheets and the like are all available online. Designed to develop the "interdisciplinary mind."

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities, Internet-Based Projects, Educational Vendors, Books
Math Topics: Measurement, Ratio/Proportion, Biology, Earth Sciences
Math Ed Topics: Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies

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