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122 resources with the keyterm scientific inquiry

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Riding on a Pendulum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A comprehensive resource gets fourth grade physical scientists making observations about the period of a pendulum and then applying knowledge to a playground swing. Through seven different stations, they will record observations and...
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Science Method Printables

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Six color posters are included, one for each step of the scientific method. Each step in the process is named, and three points to remember or questions to ask are also included to stimulate thinking.
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own...
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Ornithology and Real World Science

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing lesson plan! This cross-curricular Ornithology lesson plan incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry, Internet research,...
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Independent Investigation Guidelines

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A neatly formatted outline of the steps of the scientific method can be used as a reference sheet for your future science fair participants. For each step, you will find a few guiding questions or points to remember when working on them. 
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How to Make a Wind Vane

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students measure the direction of the wind. In this Science lesson plan, students make their own wind vane. Students discuss the importance of wind direction and speed.
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Junior Solar Sprint Series: Electrical Power

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Through scientific inquiry, middle schoolers discover how to arrange solar cells in order to produce electricity. This activity is intended to prepare learners to be able to design and construct solar cars. As with other resources...
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Scientific Revolution: The Renaissance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Present key facts about the significance and controversy surrounding the scientific revolution. It defines terms and discusses people and politics in a comprehensive way. This slide show also includes a flow chart outlining what students...
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Generating Electricity from Coal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is a fossil fuel? Ever heard that question? Well, now you have an answer, or least a research project that will allow learners to find the answer on their own. They research how electricity is generated from coal then create a...
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Balloon-Powered Car

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Attractive and logical instructions are provided for constructing a balloon-powered car. Young physical scientists measure the distance their car travels and record it on a pre-printed data sheet. The make alterations to improve the...
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Rapa River Watch

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Assess the risk of introducing a non-native species of snail to four different estuaries. Lab groups conduct research as habitat evaluation and present their conclusions to the class. The resource has a comprehensive booklet containing...
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Class Activity: BOUNCE!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kinematic equations are used to calculate the velocity and momentum of different types of balls bounced on different surfaces. The lesson plan is detailed and provides a materials list, background information, and procedures....
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Skull Science

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What can your class learn from a skull? With proper facilitation, they can learn about diet, physical adaptations, special differences, and even the environment. Pupils will examine a series of mammal skulls and pelts to help them...
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How hard is it?

For Students 2nd - 4th
Inquiry is probably one of the most fun ways kids learn. They will test the hardness of 10 different minerals in order to classify them. They rate each of the minerals from most to least hard. Note: Having real minerals for this...
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Research Projects in Renewable Energy for High School Students

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Thirty-eight pages of information prepares you to assign middle or high schoolers a project on sustainable energy. They take a pretest, review the scientific method, conduct background research, and finally choose an experiment to carry...
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Study Jams! Scientific Methods

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school scientists learn the steps of the scientific method by watching this phenomenal film and by singing a karaoke song! They are introduced to making observations and hypotheses, determining variables, data collection, and...
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Climate Change & Coral Activities

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students study how the ocean stabilizes our planet's climates and how global warming is becoming a threat to this fine balance.  In this climate change instructional activity, students identify that fossil fuel emissions are responsible...
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Gridding A Site

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use a map and the Cartesian coordinate system to establish a grid system over an archaeological site, labeling each grid unit. They also determine the location of artifacts within each grid unit and construct a scientific...
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Designing Experiments - Overview

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the concepts that enable them to design and conduct sound scientific experiments. They critique a faulty experiment and become familiar with some of the criteria of a good experiment. They conduct their own experiment.
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Independent Plant Growth Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This is an awesome lesson filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an...
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States Of Matter

For Teachers 4th
Delv into the states of Matter. Students engage in the scientific inquiry process to uncover the exciting world of Matter. They watch a series of videos, and conduct experiments in order to collect and analyze data on the various state...
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Not all Scientific Studies are Created Equal

For Students 8th - 12th
Sample size and controls are features of the scientific inquiry process that are discussed in this quick-paced quip. A comparison is made between randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Terms such as placebo, cohort,...
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Denver's Brown Cloud

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why does a brown cloud occur in Denver at a certain time of the year? When warm air is higher in the atmosphere, it traps cooler, denser air below and smog just sits in between them. Using bottles of colored hot and cold water, this...
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Denver's Brown Cloud

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why does a brown cloud occur in Denver at a certain time of the year? When warm air is higher in the atmosphere, it traps cooler, denser air below and smog just sits in between them. Using bottles of colored hot and cold water, this...