The effect of guided inquiry on middle school students' understanding of science concepts
This project focused on the utilization of the 5E method on student understanding of middle school physical science. The 5E model of instruction has shown to be a valid method for students to gain understanding through an active participation in their own learning. When compared to a traditional method of learning, such as using lecture, note taking, and annotating this study showed the 5E method can yield positive results in student understanding, long-term memory, student motivation and teacher motivation. The traditional method, however, can prove to be effective in increasing student understanding and long-term memory as well.