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113 resources with the keyterm inquiry

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Exploring the Scientific Method using a SCIMC analysis tool

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars create a SCIMC graphic organizer using scientist notes and biographies. In this inquiry lesson, students discuss the question for the day. They investigate the elements of the scientific method.
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Now You See It! Now You Don’t: The Purpose and Benefit of Camouflage in the Insect World

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate why insects camouflage with their environment. In this biology lesson, 6th graders simulate how animals blend in using colored tongue depressors. They explain why this is important for an animal's survival.
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The Secrets of the Sequence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore genetics using a series of selected videos. In this biology lesson series, students study the different advances in life sciences. They research the pros and cons of genetic research.
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Water Taste Test

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students brainstorm the different characteristics of potable water. In this general science lesson, students test several water samples and hypothesize which samples and brands they are. They discuss where drinking water came from and...
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The Perils of Drinking Water

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students determine the presence of drugs in water. In this chemistry lesson, students experiment on water samples using thin layer and column chromatography. They determine the concentration of drugs present using graphical analysis.
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The Paper Dutch Kite

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students construct a Dutch Kite using simple materials. In this math instructional activity, students measure kite dimensions according to specified instructions. They also describe and define the different parts of a kite.
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Up, Up and Away with the Montgolfier Balloon

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners construct hot air balloons. In this science lesson plan, students assemble their own balloon using tissue paper and glue. They time the duration of the flight, record data and calculate team averages.
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Let's Grow Some Microbes!

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students investigate the effect that sterile and non-sterile environments have on growth of microbes. In this biology lesson plan, students observe the appearance of sample test tubes for 7 days. They explain why some test tubes'...
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Using technology to engage students in science through inquiry research

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students study animals and their behaviors.  For this animal behavior lesson students divide into groups and collect data and research animal behaviors. 
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The Scientific Method

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students make hypotheses as to why rocks move and suggest ways of testing their hypotheses. In this scientific method lesson, students look at pictures of Death Valley and see how the rocks move. They suggest reasons and ways to test...
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Pancakes, Hotcakes, Griddlecakes, and Flapjacks

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this lesson, Pancakes, Hotcakes, Griddlecakes, and Flapjacks, students analyze pancakes. Students research what it takes to make a pancake. Students experiment making pancakes and decide on which recipes they like the best. Students...
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Steps To An Inquiry Process

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the research process. The finding of information about the indian tribes of Montana provides the context for student practice. They identify the problem and generate questions to find answers. The main...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate how to make simple jobs even easier. They must find the types of machines that can be made in order to do this. Students define six different simple machines and their uses.
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Taxonomy Through Inquiry

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate whether a type of shark can be determined solely by examining its teeth and jaws. They examine a set of jaws and formulate a hypotheses, conduct research to prove their hypothesis, and present their theory and...
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Fractals, An Inquiry: Day 5

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils explore the process and criteria for generating an effective report of their inquiries into fractals.They are provided with multiple report options for expressing their knowledge of the inquiry process.
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Hello Bingo!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars in an ESL class practice their English by talking to their classmates. Using a worksheet, they put the name of their classmate that meets the criteria in the box. They compete with one another to get five boxes in a row to...
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How Do Scientists Research For Lab Activities?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the nature of scientific knowledge. They will also explore how to develop a lab plan to explain the structures of molecules and atoms. Research is essential to the success of the lab using necessary educational software.