An introduction unit that's perfect for the classroom looking to implement inquiry-based science instruction and/or Next Generation Science Standards! This is not a unit based around a specific science content area, but is meant to introduce students to inquiry-based science skills using many different types of science - earth science, the solar system, insects, animals, simple machines, erosion, among others.
Students will practice the skills of...
-Designing and performing tests and experiments
-Doing scientific research online and in books
-Asking critical thinking questions
-Making strong observations
-Synthesizing old and new information
-Sharing what they've learned
This packet also contains blank scientific inquiry sheets that you can use to support inquiry-based methods with any or all science units in your classroom! Also includes small posters for your classroom to help familiarize your students with the process.