The Rat Experiment

Fifth graders observe two albino rats and write their observations in a science journal for two weeks. In rotation groups, they complete the necessary tasks to keep the rats fed and clean. They discuss the importance of eating healthy not only for animals, but humans as well.

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Inquiry-Based Learning

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