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50 resources with the concept guided inquiry

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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 8

For Teachers 9th Standards
Learning about research can be as important as learning about the topic itself. As ninth graders continue their guided research projects from Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, they discuss their possible inquiry paths with group...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 9th Standards
Now that learners have honed their inquiry-based projects down to their strongest few questions, they are free to conduct independent research. High schoolers pursue answers to their inquiries while assessing sources, establishing a...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
Having formulated a list of inquiry questions based on a reading of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, high schoolers go on to complete a frame tool for their research. They categorize their questions based on preliminary research...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders hone their research questions in a lesson that focuses on accurate search engine techniques. Continuing a unit on inquiry-based learning based on Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, the lesson guides learners through...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 4

For Teachers 9th Standards
It seems like the first result in a search engine is the best source to use, but how can you be sure? A lesson on assessing sources guides ninth graders through an integral part of their inquiry-based research project, that is based on...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Focusing on a specific inquiry and area of investigation, ninth graders continue their research projects and portfolios based on Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation and their own questions. The lesson guides readers through the...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
High schoolers apply sophisticated research skills to an inquiry-based project connected to Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Working from the prior unit and the model areas of investigation, including animal intelligence,...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Clear up the misconceptions about autism and individuals on the autism spectrum with an inquiry-based lesson. As ninth graders read the first four pages of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 8

For Teachers 9th Standards
Have you ever wanted to learn more about a subject after you finished a great book? Guide ninth graders through an inquiry-based research project as the finish the first chapter of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Having...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
Are cattle prods beneficial for herding cattle, or do they cause more harm than good? Investigate Temple Grandin's claim about animal behavior with a lesson that focuses on pages 20-23 of the first chapter of her book, Animals in...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders study the study of animals in an informational text lesson plan that focuses on analyzing text structure. As learners continue reading the first chapter of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, they form inquiries and...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 4

For Teachers 9th Standards
Can dogs feel shame? Explore the anthropomorphic connection between human emotions and animal behavior—or lack thereof—with a lesson about Temple Grandin's book, Animals in Translation. Ninth graders continue a close reading of chapter...
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 8: Research Framework

For Teachers 8th Standards
The middle schoolers in your class have lots of experience typing questions into search engines. Take their questions to the next level with a unit focused on inquiry-based research. As pupils choose the topic for inquiry, gather...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “Doping can be that last 2 percent.”

For Teachers 7th Standards
Even the most thrilling sports career can end in an asterisk if the player uses performance-enhancing drugs. Focused on the topic of doping in sports, a seventh grade unit breaks down the arguments for and against steroids in five...
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Grade 12 ELA Module 3

For Teachers 12th Standards
Gun, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is one of the seminal works of historical nonfiction from the late 20th century. Use the author's claims and supporting evidence to guide your high school seniors through their own research project,...
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Learning about gravity

For Students 4th - 6th
Learn how to measure weight with newtons in a science experiment about gravity. After they read a short paragraph about force, fifth graders draw an arrow to indicate which way a spring is being pulled. Next, they survey their family...
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Bend It! Stretch It! Squash It!

For Students K - 2nd
Some items keep their shape no matter what happens! Have your kindergarten class choose which items would stay the same if they were bent, stretched, or squashed. The last activity prompts kids to see what happens when they stretch a...
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Feel the Vibrations

For Students 3rd - 4th
How does sound travel in a string walkie-talkie? Third graders read about the way vibrations act between two cups and a string. Next, they put the steps in order, and experiment with their own walkie-talkies.
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Growing

For Students K - 2nd
Growing is part of being a living thing. Kindergartners decide which illustrations represent the life cycle of a living thing, then put a check mark next to the correct pictures. They then examine their own growth on a height chart.
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Materials We Use

For Students K - 2nd
How can you tell if something is made out of wood, metal, or plastic? Kids use noise and visual cues to determine what various household items are made from. They then examine their toys at home and record the materials used to make...
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Exercise and the Human Heart

For Students 4th - 6th
Interpret data and learn about the human heart in one activity! After learning about the way blood flows in the body, fifth graders answer two questions about a graph displaying pulse rate. They then take their own pulses to find the...
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Bite on This!

For Students 3rd - 4th
Different types of teeth have different roles. Third graders study how molars, incisors, and canines function in a rabbit skull and a cat skull. After answering some questions about the teeth of herbivores and carnivores, kids...
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Flower Power

For Students 3rd - 4th
Determine which plants are flowering plants with a helpful lab sheet. Kids first observe illustrations of different plants, such as a carnation and a fern, then decide which plants produce flowers, spores, or cones. Use magazine pictures...
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Cool and Not-So-Cool Materials

For Students 3rd - 4th
Why do some materials feel cool to the touch, but not others? Learn about thermal conductors and thermal insulators with a fun science experiment. First, kids read the results of an experiment with spoons and hot water. They then try...