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Students explore the concept of scientific inquiry and observations, using magnetism. In this scientific inquiry lesson, students make distinctions regarding various objects describing which objects are magnetic and which are not. Students discover the scientific inquiry method as tool to organize scientific experiments.
Delv into the states of Matter. Students engage in the scientific inquiry process to uncover the exciting world of Matter. They watch a series of videos, and conduct experiments in order to collect and analyze data on the various state of matter. This instructional activity included video links, web links, rubric, and all printable materials needed.
Students review the components of the scientific inquiry method. In groups, they develop hypothesis on the issue given to them by their teacher and inquiry questions. They state the data in terms of qualitative and quantitative data. They design their own experiment and discuss their conclusions as a class.
High schoolers review the components of the scientific inquiry method. In groups, they develop hypothesis on a variety of different topics and design an investigation or experiment to test it. They share their conclusions with the class and what could have been done differently.
Ninth graders explore how scientific knowledge and explanations change over time. In this scientific reasoning lesson, 9th graders investigate how inductive and deductive reasoning contribute to changes. Students engage in 3 different group activities, make observations, and create class presentations that show how their understanding of a scientific concept has changed.
Learners discuss the steps of scientific inquiry then develop a template to solve a problem using the steps of scientific inquiry. Groups choose from a list of problems and examine websites to find necessary information on each of the topics. Groups share their findings with the remainder of the class.