This is a powerpoint lesson, which introduces students to inquiry based lessons. I have been going to trainings on inquiry based classrooms and lessons, which I love, but wanted to find a way to bridge the gap for my students who had never been exposed to an inquiry based lesson and coming up with their own questions. So, I came up with this. The PowerPoint starts with simple pictures, to more complex, and then a graph (which is the hardest). You want them to make correlations with dips in the graph. The PowerPoint then moves to only sentences and no pictures for the students to come up with questions about. I do have a part 2 to this lesson which I will post separately that takes them a little further into inquiry.
*18 slide PowerPoint
*Worksheet that follows the PowerPoint - 2 pages
*Ideas for implementing lesson
I have used this lesson with my 7th grade students, both mild/moderate sped. and English language learners. The visuals make this more accessible for a variety of learners, hitting many modalities. My students had fun with this and enjoyed the lesson and coming up with their own questions to find answers to later. I have 49 minute periods and used 1 period for this lesson. This lesson would also be appropriate for 5th through 8th grade students. I also printed out the last slide of the PowerPoint for my students to keep as a resource.
I hope this helps your students as much as it has helped mine.
**This is a zip file, so you will need to know how to unzip. I have a free download on how to do this and tpt also provides instructions on how to unzip. If you are using a PC, getting the prezi downloaded may take several minutes, so please be patient. If you are on a mac it is almost instantaneous.