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.

Project Information
Grade Level: 
Middle school (grades 6-8)
Resources I used: 
Bird Sleuth pieces (Cornell Lab) Vital Signs - 10 day curriculum
How should others reference your work?: 
Anyone is welcome to use it and revise it in any way that makes sense for them. It is not necessary to reference my work.