After an experiment about wind, the teacher groups the students and suggests that they design an experiment that will determine wind direction. The students come up with various experiments which they design and test. They then report their results to the class. What type of teaching is this teacher using with this activity?
Inquiry teachingThe scientific inquiry process includes formulating testable hypotheses, conducting repeatable experiments, and gathering and analyzing data. Students must conduct an investigation, collect data, draw conclusions from the data, explain the data, and defend their conclusions. With inquiry teaching, a question is posed by the teacher and the students experiment, collect data, draw conclusions, and report results. Cooperative teaching is team teaching in which a group of teachers coordinates in order to teach a varied ability group with a variety of learning activities and strategies. Integrated teaching would be the combining of subject areas, such as reading and science, across the curriculum.