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113 resources with the keyterm inquiry

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Climate Change

For Students 5th
In these science worksheets, 5th graders explore aspects of weather and recycling. In the first worksheet, students are given five questions about weather which they match to the statement about weather that corresponds to it. In the...
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What Does It Eat?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use crickets, mealworms, and pill bugs and observe what they choose to eat. In this science lesson plan, students record data, create graphs, and do a write up on what they see happening.
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Inquiry

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read and discuss the main points in the paragraphs about trees, fruit orchards, primary forests, and data. In this inquiry discussion lesson plan, students discuss how to pick out the main points of science related information.
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I'm so Crushed

For Teachers 5th - 6th
As an experiment is demonstrated for them, learners write down their observations and brainstorm questions that can help them understand what they saw. After watching the experiment again—which demonstrates a soda can collapsing due to...
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Ant Lion Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils observe three qualitative and quantitative observations. The students further practice the follwoing: asking research questions,forming a hypothesis, and describe how ant lions catch their prey. Pupils also form hypotheses based...
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Introduction To Fractals: an Inquiry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers evaluate a playful case study about a dog searching for fetching sticks to identify the steps in the science inquiry method. They read the case study and fill in a worksheet with the examples of questions, observations...
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Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 5th
Students will develop goals for inquiry. They will also improve content area reading and research skills. The context of studying dinosaurs will help learners to distinguish from organisms that live presently and those from the past...
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Science Lab Skills

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students develop problem solving, decision-making and inquiry skills by planning experiments. They conduct systematic observations, interpret and analyze data and draw conclusions then communicate their results.
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How Can You Study Things You Can’t See Like: Atoms?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students simulate how scientists studied things they can't see like atoms. In this chemistry lesson, students predict what is inside the numbered obsertainers. They design a way to investigate what's inside without opening it.
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Alka Rockets! An Introduction to Kinetics

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the factors that influence reaction rates. In this chemistry lesson, students design an experiment to test one factor they identified. They perform the experiment and share the results to the entire class.
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The Process of Scientific Experimentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the steps involved in the scientific method. In this physical science lesson, students compare and contrast their description of scientific process with what they saw in the video. They share their findings in class.
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Where Will Your Future Take You?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss career choices in geosciences. In this science activity, 8th graders discover how extracurricular activities can help them in college and eventually in life.
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Rock Identification Lab

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compare and contrast the three different types of rock. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders classify rock samples according to their correct rock type. They design their own data collection table.
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Severe Weather

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the different kinds of severe weather. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders perform the capture activity and record observations. They answer questions about severe weather videos they watched.
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Adding Creativity to Science Inquiry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate friction by manipulating some of the variables affecting it. In this inquiry instructional activity, students design their own experiment. They create a video about it and share it to class.
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Hold on Tight!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils explore the mechanisms of how sticky materials work. For this technology lesson, students test the strength of different sticky tapes. They explain how their uses relate to how they are manufactured.
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Not a Drop to Drink

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design an experiment to determine which liquid is water. In this chemistry lesson, students perform the experiment as outlined in their design. They record observation and formulate conclusion.
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How Sticky Is Your Tape?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students test the adhesive properties of different sticky tapes. In this chemistry activity, students collect data from the experiment by measuring how far the marble rolls down the track. They share their findings to the class.
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Cross that Bridge!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design a bridge that can hold a hundred pennies. In this physics lesson, students follow the scientific method to solve a given problem. They analyze possible problems in their design.
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One Plus One Makes New

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify the different properties of matter. In this chemistry lesson, students design an experiment on a property of matter they would like to investigate. They report their findings in class.
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Diaper Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the absorbency of certain diapers. In this inquiry lesson, students examine how much water the crystals absorb. They collect data and share their results in class.
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Making Bouncing Balls

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze the composition of different balls. In this science instructional activity, 2nd graders create their own balls using materials provided by teacher. They demonstrate what their invention can do.
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Make It All Better!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students brainstorm ideas to solve a problem. In this technology lesson plan, students share their ideas to class. They research innovations that could benefit the community.
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Ocean Floor

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners identify ocean floor features. In this earth science lesson plan, students predict the object inside a close box to make them realize the difficulties scientists faced then. They label the different zones of the ocean floor...