Developing Science Proficiency Through ADI

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Prodell Middle School science teacher Mr. Anthony Rohm is guiding science proficiency by implementing Argument-Driven Inquiry, a student-centered approach to learning by communicating ideas through discussion. Students are empowered to take ownership in explaining their ideas about scientific concepts through scientific inquiry. A recent project had students work in groups to engineer an insulator that must be able to effectively lessen the amount of ice that melted inside it over a 24-hour period. Through their claim, evidence and reasoning approach, they were able to better understand the standards that cover thermal energy, heat transfer, temperature and the forms of heat transfer.