Table of Contents

1. Questions, Claims, and Evidence: Examining Our Approach to Science Teaching and Learning

I. Building Our Knowledge Base for Questions, Claims, and Evidence

2. Learning Is About Understanding (Theory and Practice)

3. Teaching So Children Can Learn

4. Writing as an Essential Element of Science Inquiry

II. Creating a Space in the Classroom for Questions, Claims, and Evidence

5. What Makes a Question Good?

6. Good Questions Lead to Evidence

7. What Evidence Leads to Claims?

8. Claims to Reflection and the Summary Writing Experience

III. Getting Started and Examining Our Own Teaching and Learning with Questions, Claims, and Evidence

9. Implementing Your First Unit and Measuring Your Progress

10. Frequently Asked Questions and Benefits of This Approach

Afterword: One Final Claim