Inquiry activity with notes, exit ticket, and homework to follow. This is a great activity to use at the beginning of the year as you introduce students to the Scientific Method. Answer key included.
I make my "mystery boxes" using small boxes that I find at the dollar store and then I use different colors of duct tape to close them and differentiate between them. I fill them up with random objects that I also find at the dollar store--marbles, paper clips, feathers, cotton balls, hair clips, toothpicks, beads, etc.