different types of scientific enquiry
Published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement
Programme, London, 2006.
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ISBN: 1 901351 59 9
Beyond fair testing:
Teaching different types of scientific enquiry
is the result of the SKEES (SEP-King’s
Enhancing Enquiries in Schools) project, funded
by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme.
The project team
at King’s College London consisted of:
Rod Watson (Project leader), Labrini Nikolaou
and Kelly Teamey.
writing team for each enquiry was as follows:
Labrini Nikolaou, Tiffany Prince, Rod Watson
Nikolaou, Allie Denholm, Rod Watson
Rod Watson, Steve Hearn
pollution: Rod Watson, Kelly Teamey,
Rod Watson, Dave Dennis
materials were prepared for publication by:
Pluma Design Ltd.
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Digital images supplied
Pure substances: © RazvanPhotography.
Lady bug on leaf: © BritishBeef.
Power plant: © Rinderart.
Spider: © Goem.
Bubbles: © Harveys Art.
Morning Run: © Barsik.
The following teachers
helped to develop the enquiries:
Allie Denholm, Uplands Community Technology
College; Dave Dennis, Norwood School; Steve
Hearn, Charterhouse School; Judy Machin, Gumley
Convent School; Jonathan Ojinnaka, Orleans
Park School; Tiffany Prince, Loxford School.
Valerie Wood-Robinson acted as a consultant
for the ‘Spiders’ and ‘Mystery
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