Scientific Inquiry Teacher Resources
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Introduction to Scientific Inquiry
Scientific inquiry is a so much fun, and the process of scientific inquiry is a skill that needs to be practiced just like any other. Learners with visual impairments engage in an introductory instructional activity focused on teaching them about the inquiry process.
1st - 8th Science
Study Jams! Identify Outcomes and Make Predictions
Making predictions and identifying possible outcomes are skills that all science pupils should possess. In this video, Mia and Sam discuss the chances of puppies being male or female as an example. The animation is adorable, and will certainly hold middle schoolers' attention.
5th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Riding on a Pendulum
A comprehensive resource gets fourth grade physical scientists making observations about the period of a pendulum and then applying knowledge to a playground swing. Through seven different stations, they will record observations and measurements about how the pendulum works.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
Heart Rate and Exercise
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own heart rate, and then working individually or in partners, will analyze the effect of such activities as breathing deeply, doing jumping jacks, and listening to fast music.
3rd - 10th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Open Wide and Trek Inside
Don't underestimate the value of a clean mouth! Here is a six-lesson unit that details everything a youngster needs to know about oral hygiene. It includes lessons on the purpose of a mouth and teeth, the nature of oral bacteria and the process of tooth decay, and finally how we can work to keep our mouths healthy.
K - 4th Health CCSS: Adaptable
The Case of Darwin's Finches
One of the most striking pieces of evidence for Darwin's Evolution of Species was his observations of finches and how their beaks differed from island to island, depending on their primary food sources. So what would happen to the theory of evolution if it turns out, as new evidence shows, that Darwin didn't actually see any finches at all?
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Springfield Technology - Based Science Inquiry: Soil, Seeds, self-sustaining systems, and Survival
After making a series of scientific observations students collect data in order to gain specific knowledge that will help them make decisions about self-sustaining ecosystems. Students conduct a series of experiments then use the Internet to research questions they have about their project.
Junior Solar Sprint Series: Electrical Power
Through scientific inquiry, middle schoolers discover how to arrange solar cells in order to produce electricity. This activity is intended to prepare learners to be able to design and construct solar cars. As with other resources produced by School Power Naturally, this one provides extensive teacher information and a well-written laboratory worksheet.
5th - 8th Science
Not all Scientific Studies are Created Equal
Sample size and controls are features of the scientific inquiry process that are discussed in this quick-paced quip. A comparison is made between randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Terms such as placebo, cohort, inherent flaw, and confounding variables are explained.
4 mins 8th - 12th Science
Physical Science: Festival of Bubbles
Investigate bubbles through the use of scientific inquiry. Pupils blow bubbles using several methods and measure the resulting bubble print. Measurements are recorded on a data table and transferred to a bar graph. Results are discussed and conclusions are drawn.
2nd - 4th Science
Second Grade Scientific Inquiry Through Magnets
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.
1st - 3rd Science
Gridding A Site
Students use a map and the Cartesian coordinate system to establish a grid system over an archaeological site, labeling each grid unit. They also determine the location of artifacts within each grid unit and construct a scientific inquiry concerning the location of artifacts on the site.
4th - 8th Science
Ninth graders explore how scientific knowledge and explanations change over time. For 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.
Apply Scientific Inquiry and Scientific Habits of Mind
Pupils review the process of scientific inquiry. In groups, they develop a hypothesis of a topic they are interested in and prepare an experiment to test it. They share their ideas with the class and discuss their conclusions to end the lesson.
6th - 8th Science