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Scientific Inquiry Graphic Organizers

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Higher Education
Formats Included
  • Zip
10 pages
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Do you want to leave cookie-cutter lab experiments behind and have your students think and design their own experiments?

Do you want to engage minds and inspire creative thinking?

These graphic organizers have absolutely changed the way my students understand scientific inquiry and the role of variables. Since I have started using these two, simple graphic organizers the students’ grasp of the purpose of the independent, dependent and controlled variables is much stronger than in previous years. These are very easy to implement and can be used in any discipline of science: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc!

What you get in this file:
-Teacher Guide
-The Inquiry Starburst (both US English and UK English versions)
-An example of the Inquiry Starburst
-Hints on how to effectively use the Inquiry Starburst
-The Variable Organizer with room to record the question, hypothesis, controlled variables and room to explain how those variables will be controlled
-An example of the Variable Organizer
-Hints on how to effectively use the Variable Organizer

What you’ll need:
1 - 8.5x11” piece of paper for each student/group
1 - 8.5x14” piece of paper for each student/group
11 - 1.5x2” sticky notes for each student/group

Your students will appreciate how easy and fun setting up an inquiry based lab can be and you’ll appreciate how they will be able to adjust and begin to design their own labs with these reusable graphic organizers!

This product comes as a zipped folder containing pdf files. Please ensure you have the proper program to unzip and view. Remember that you may need to set the paper size when printing the Variable Organizer!

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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