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24 resources with the keyterm investigations

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CSI Interdisciplinary Projects

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Work across content areas with an engaging project that highlights higher-level thinking, teamwork, and a STEM focus.
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Worms On The Moon

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A simulated worm-landing on the moon will surely hook your pupils into your next science lesson! Worms demonstrate what it would be like to observe the moon first hand.
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How Scientists Work

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The arsenal of tools a scientist uses to observe the world are varied. This great presentation gives students a look at some of the strategies they should use when looking at the world around them. The information can be used as a...
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Nearsightedness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine the processes scientists go through to develop their conclusions. Using the internet, research the problem of nearsightedness and identify anyone they know with the condition. Discover the debate in the science world on this...
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Chemical Changes

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate chemical changes and reactions and will identify four characteristics that indicate a chemical change. In this chemical change lesson plan, 2nd graders perform experiments that promote chemical changes. They...
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Ketchup Lab

For Students 6th - 9th
In this ketchup activity, learners investigate the thickness of different types of ketchup. They hypothesize, identify their independent and dependent variables, test their hypothesis and write conclusions based on their data.
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Crash of Flight 111

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students identify the locations on a map of the airplane crashes discussed in this lesson. After watching a video, they discuss the importance of an investigation after a plane crash. They use the same information as the investigators...
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Focused Learning Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students review the development of the atomic theory. They create a timeline for all of the atomic theorists and relate their most famous experiment to the science inquiry process.
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Designing Investigations

For Students 5th - 8th
In this investigations learning exercise, students complete a hypothesis, variable manipulation, and more for sleeping habits, rolling wheels on a skate board, sports practice, and more.
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Power Point Presentation: Crime Scene Basics

For Students 8th - 12th
In this crime scene investigation activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation about crime scenes and then respond to 6 multi-step questions. The PowerPoint presentation is not included.
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CSI: Chemistry Student Investigators

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study chemistry.  In this laboratory instructional activity students watch the CSI episodes and investigate their laboratory techniques and discuss what they saw.
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Pendulum Clocks

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils use string, wire, weights, and a stopwatch to build pendulum clocks. For this pendulum clocks lesson plan, students use the pendulum clocks to investigate weather, climate, force, and motion.
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Crime School Investigations

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners solve a mystery at their school. In this classifying lesson, students find suspects who committed the crime. Learners categorize them into race, sex, and fingerprint type. Students show their results in graphs.
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Models

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study different types of scientific investigations. In this scientific investigations lesson, 5th graders complete a mystery box activity and create conceptual as well as physical models. Students work in groups to find...
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Children Actively Investigating Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students follow directions to set up their own record keeping journal. As a class, they are introduced to the characteristics of crystals and identify three types of crystals they see in their everyday lives. They examine materials they...
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Cold Hard Facts? What Inquiring Minds Will Know -- Inquiry-Based Ice Investigations

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are introduced to the concepts of perimter, diameter, circumference and measurements. In groups, they complete two worksheets in which they determine if the ice dimensions make a difference in the way it floats. They discuss...
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Threats to Validity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars review the components of the scientific habits of mind. In groups, they use this information and relate it to scientific investigations. They develop strategies to evaluate information and evidence and how to question...
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Apply Scientific Inquiry and Scientific Habits of Mind

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Apply Scientific Inquiry and Scientific Habits of Mind

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars 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...
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Science Lab Safety Procedures

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders watch a Lab Safety video and discuss particular questions related to lab safety. Lab equipment is then distributed and the students inspect the equipment and record their finding in their journal. Finally, in groups, 8th...
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Third Time's a Charm

For Teachers 1st
First graders work together to complete a variety of experiments three times each. In groups, they record their observations and results and share them with the class. To end the lesson, they develop hypothesis before they complete the...
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Apply Technological Design and Scientific Habits of Mind

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the concepts involved in technological designs. In groups, they design and build a technology related item using research to backup why they have chosen that specific design. They experiment by varying...
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Investigating the Compost

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to the concept of biodegradability. In groups, they use the internet to research the types of materials that affect the process. They collect materials from their local community and develop an experiment...
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Science: Exploration Tubs

For Teachers 1st
First graders develop skills of scientific inquiry. They determine which objects float and which sink.