Science as Inquiry

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Edited by Julie Luft, Randy L. Bell, and Julie Gess-Newsome

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Science as inquiry in the secondary setting / edited by Julie Luft, Randy L. Bell, and Julie Gess-Newsome. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-933531-26-7
1. Science--Study and teaching (Secondary)--United States. 2. Inquiry-based learning. I. Luft, Julie. II. Bell, Randy L. III. Gess-Newsome, Julie.
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