Embracing Learner’s Ideas About Diffusion and Osmosis: A Coupled-Inquiry Approach
Learning about osmosis and diffusion is often a challenging task for middle school students. Here the authors present a lesson that was converted from a “cookbook” lab (McLaughlin and Thompson 2007) into a more inquiry-oriented lab that uses inquiry teaching strategies and hands-on investigations to teach middle-grade students about osmosis and diffusion.
Sweeney, R., Martin Hansen, L., Verma, G., & Dunkhase, J (2009). Embracing all learners’ ideas about diffusion and osmosis: A coupled-inquiry approach encouraging students’ questions. Science Scope, 33 (1), 38-45.