This file includes ideas for 40 inquiry-design challenges suitable for primary classes. Each of the 40 ideas has six read-aloud titles to provide a literature connection to the inquiry project.
An inquiry center could be set up with the most common suggested materials and students could be encouraged to complete the challenge of the week every week for the school year.
These ideas encourage inquiry in the primary class. Teachers will be inspired to implement simple challenges to encourage their students to be creative problem-solvers. Also suitable for use in FDK (full-day kindergarten) and SK/1 classes.