This is the perfect game for teaching scientific inquiry skills in your inquiry-based science class! Students will have a blast matching inquiry skill to definition in this matching game. These skills will become common knowledge as you hang the posters in your classroom and refer to them consistently throughout the year while experimenting, problem solving, and analyzing in science class.
Inquiry Skills Match Description pg. 2
Inquiry Skills Match Game Cards pg. 3-7
Students can work alone, with a partner, or in small groups to determine the correct definition for each inquiry skill. Also have students identify the skills they use in different hands-on science experiments throughout the year. Several inquiry skills can be used in multiple ways like problem solving, reading non-fiction science text, or planning investigations.
Inquiry Skills Match Answer Key pg. 7
Refer to this answer key to review the inquiry skills with your students after playing Inquiry Skills Match or after experimenting in science class.
Inquiry Skills Match Blank Game Cards pg. 8
Use these blank cards to add additional inquiry skills, strategies, and their definitions to the game.
NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices Poster pg. 9
This poster lists the Scientific and Engineering Practices that should be used in a science classroom according to the Next Generation Science Standards. It also includes a list of the inquiry skills used in the Inquiry Skills Match.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas Poster pg. 10
Hang this poster in your room to remind your students of how they use science in every subject and how every other subject is also used in science!
By Danielle Vanek
Clip Art Acknowledgment: Microsoft Office