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113 resources with the keyterm inquiry

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Inertial Mass, Weight, and Newton's Second Law of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The stage is set for you to guide future physicists through three forceful activities about motion. In the first, learners experiment with rolling carts to discover how objects interact. In the second, they inspect images of an object in...
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Impulse, Momentum, and the Conservation of Momentum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What happens when two worlds collide? In the first of several activities, future physicists experiment with colliding ball bearings or Newton's cradle. Another activity requires the use of an air track with cars to examine collision....
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Measures of Circular Motion

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Physicists become Olympians in a competition using centripetal force. They ride a bicycle to comprehend relationships between linear and rotational motion. If you have an old-fashioned record player, it can be used to help pupils...
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Weather is the Word-O

For Teachers K
Kinder science can be fun and cross curricular. Young weather watchers visit several websites, read a series of weather-related books, conduct an experiment, and use HyperStudio to illustrate their favorite type of weather. 
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Shadows & Light, Science & Puppetry

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Lights, shadows, action, and inquiry await your artistic scientists. They explore the way light travels, absorbs, reflects, and transmits through shadow play. They create folktale-inspired shadow puppets, explore the science of light,...
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Beginning Your Inquiry

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
If you're starting a research project, use this guide to help young learners form the inquiry for their research. With steps that outline the entire process, including note taking and gauging the quality of an inquiry question, this...
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Coal Supply and Demand

For Teachers 5th - 10th
A hands-on simulation perfect for an economics lesson, young learners investigate the availability of different sources of natural energy (coal, natural gas, oil, solar, and nuclear) and how this availability affects their cost. Simulate...
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Feelin' Buggy

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Feelin' buggy? Your young learners will be after this awesome inquiry-based interdisciplinary lesson. Your class will explore insects while also practicing descriptive writing as they compare and contrast the sight, smell, and touch...
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Make a Van Gogh-Style Self-Portrait

For Students 4th - 7th
Learn by doing! Young artists try their hand at creating their own self-portraits in the style of Vincent van Gogh. This worksheet contains a brief explanation of the essential qualities of van Gogh's art: complementary colors and...
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Writing a Letter of Inquiry!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help your junior high writers identify writing as a necessary. real-world skill. They identify and interpret the brevity of a business letter and create their own focused and catchy letters. They also publish a typed letter that is...
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Refining the Why? Turning Student Questions into Research

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Middle schoolers have years of experience when it comes to how their bodies work. Surely they have some questions as well. Here is an opportunity for them to practice the scientific method in an attempt to answer some of those questions....
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Rainfall and Water Table

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Through inquiry, experimentation, and observation, young scientists see how an increase in rainfall under climate change can affect the water table and soil salinity underground. Young scientists build models that represent the...
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Sunlight and Evaporation

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a simple inquiry experiment designed to demonstrate that the energy from sunlight can evaporate water. Young scientists follow provided procedural steps to construct a model of our atmosphere using a bowl, a cup, water and...
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Bird Buffet

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate how birds use their beaks. For this agriculture lesson, 5th graders use tools to simulate how birds gather food with their beaks. They then draw conclusions about certain types of beaks and what types of food a...
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Dental Chemistry Analogy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After taking in background information on teeth, marble, eggshell, and fluoride, chemistry aces design an experiment. Their goal is to demonstrate whether or not fluoride has a similar effect on marble or eggshell as it does on tooth...
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Engaging Young Scientists with Inquiry: Part One

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Building inquiry into your science lessons will make science concepts more concrete for your class.
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Indirectly Direct

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners use prior knowledge of angle and lines as they conduct an experiment with a rolling marble to determine the shape of a mystery object located under a metal pie tin.
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Open-Ended Questions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify a topic for an open-ended question and evaluate the question. After developing ideas that lead to inquire, they investigate and research this topic on the Internet, and then create an iMovie.
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Process and Inquiry

For Students 6th - 8th
In this process and inquiry worksheet, middle schoolers solve 5 multiple choice questions using a table of the elements found in the Earth's crust showing the percentage of each.
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The Wheels on the Bot Go Round and Round, Part I

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students determine how speed is measured. In this physics lesson, students design an experiment to find out if the robot's drive wheel size affects its speed. They collect data and discuss results.
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Dude, Who Hit My Car?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss how investigators solve a hit and run accident. In this physical science lesson, students recreate an accident scene using CEENBot. They collect data from the experiment and formulate conclusion.
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Statistical Inquiry

For Students 8th - 10th
In this statistical inquiry learning exercise, students analyze and interpret a variety of diagrams such as a scatter plot, bar graph and pie charts. They create tables and other diagrams to support given data. This two-page learning...
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Pretzel Mania

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this activity, students enhance their number and letter recognition. Students make letters and numbers with pretzel dough. Students prepare the pretzel dough, shape it, bake it, and eat it. In this activity, students test their...
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Greatest and Simplest Rope Magic Trick

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Why on earth would a teacher want to learn a magic trick? I'll tell you why: it's fun, builds interest, promotes creative thinking, and engages learners in the inquiry process. Learn this easy and really cool rope trick, show it to your...