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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.
Sixth graders research the theories on the extinction of the dinosaurs. In this dinosaur extinction activity, 6th graders view a video clip about scientific inquiry. They work in groups to research the two theories on dinosaur extinction.
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 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.
Students 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.
Young scholars 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. In this earth science lesson, students discuss the evidence for both theories. They share their findings and write an essay about what they think happened.
Students look at ways to help the environment. In this recycling lesson, students watch a video on pollution and then collect trash at their school. They create posters to share with the school about the importance of recycling. 
Students complete data collection sheets with a group of objects that may or may not be magnetized. In this magnets lesson plan, students complete an inquiry lesson and record what they find.
In this lesson, 6th graders research and examine current theories behind the mass extinction of dinosaurs. After a discusion about the extinction of the dinosaurs, students discuss the two major extinction theories talked about in the program, the intrinsic volcanic eruption theory and the extrinsic meteorite theory.
Students discuss pollution and the ways in which humans negatively affect the environment. They are asked: What is pollution?, and What kinds of human activities create pollution? Students view a segment of "Protecting the Earth." They describe examples of litter or pollution they have experienced.
Students discuss the Manu Biosphere Reserve and the importance of preserving the Amazon tropical rain forest. They view a video "The Rain Forest and the Desert." Students explore life in the Amazon rain forest by creating mobiles. They find out information about six unique plant or animal species, or a combination thereof.
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 activity 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.
Physics fanatics will light up over this mini-unit! Through a series of demonstrations, laboratory activities, and research reports, they learn the relationship between light and atoms, the behavior of waves, and the reason for element spectra. Scientific inquiry is practiced throughout. Take a look at this detailed lesson plan to see if you have the required equipment to put it to use with your advanced physics learners.
Students demonstrate understanding of the scientific inquiry. They identify the major components of the scientific process.
Ninth graders examine the daily work of scientists and the scientific inquiry processes commonly used by scientists. They are asked to make a connection between the skills used by scientists and the skills used by citizens when making informed decisions.