Getting Started with Scientific Inquiry
This year I made a commitment to myself to do a Vital Signs investigation with my 7th graders.
The timeline posted here details how I plan to incorporate my old curriculum and scope and sequence with Vital Signs and more scientific inquiry. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is also a great resource. The BirdSleuth Investigating Evidence provides lots of resources and ideas for supporting this effort.
The Meet a Scientist worksheet is something I found on BirdSleuth but tweaked it a bit. The Tree Id and Invasives worksheets are pieces I create to help students gain skills and knowledge to support their field work.