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Learners explore the concept of scientific inquiry and observations, using magnetism. In this scientific inquiry lesson plan, students make distinctions regarding various objects describing which objects are magnetic and which are not. Learners discover the scientific inquiry method as tool to organize scientific experiments.
Sixth graders research the theories on the extinction of the dinosaurs. In this dinosaur extinction lesson, 6th graders view a video clip about scientific inquiry. They work in groups to research the two theories on dinosaur extinction.
Students review the components of the scientific inquiry method. In groups, they apply this method to various experiments they are given to complete. They also use the correct scientific habits of mind when researching different concepts.
Middle schoolers 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.
Students 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.
Learners 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.
Students research the two major theories about dinosaur extinction. For this earth science lesson, students discuss the evidence for both theories. They share their findings and write an essay about what they think happened.
Learners put their growing understanding of the scientific inquiry process to work. They use paint to implement their plans to experiment with how changing one aspect of the fractal making process influences their appearance.
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 lesson included video links, web links, rubric, and all printable materials needed.
Students uses scientific inquiry to explore hearing. Inquiry involves asking a simple question, doing an investigation, answering the question, and presenting the results to others.
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.
Ninth graders explore how scientific knowledge and explanations change over time. In this scientific reasoning instructional activity, 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.
In this scientific inquiry post-test worksheet, students complete a 7 question matching activity that uses vocabulary associated with the inquiry process. They answer 2 multiple choice questions about independent and dependent variables.
In this scientific inquiry worksheet, students match words to definitions and fill in the blanks for scientific inquiry. Students complete 9 problems total.
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 lesson focused on teaching them about the inquiry process. Braille copies of the process of inquiry are read, round-robin style, and then each child will hold an apple and generate questions which will guide them as they investigate three pieces of fruit. They will discuss the inquiry process as they observe, hypothesize, and experiment with an apple, orange, and a peach. 
Students review data about a health problem and prepare an investigative report. Teams trade reports and utilize skills developed from previous lessons to evaluate the critical thinking evident in the reports.
Fourth graders provide a habitat for live mealworms and observe their life cycle. In this animal life cycle and scientific inquiry instructional activity, 4th graders create a habitat for a live mealworm and observe and record related data as it grows. Students answer questions about mealworms by performing several experiments using the scientific inquiry method. Students take notes and record notes in a science journal.
Students explore questions in a scientific context. They consider what makes questions testable. After reading short scenarios, students come up with their own testable questions about the reading.
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.
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.