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Scientific inquiry

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Learning activities Scientific inquiry Scientific Conclusions Building Stations Students will pull together what they know and their analysis of the data they gathered to develop full scientific conclusions, accounting for uncertainty and forming ideas for possible next steps. Conduct this lesson after students have graphed and analyzed data from an investigation. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2018-09-14
Learning activities Scientific inquiry Introducing a Vital Signs Mission Use this short lesson to introduce students to a Vital Signs mission. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2018-09-14
Learning activities Scientific inquiry Collaborative Conclusions Use this lesson to support students in drawing scientific conclusions based on a class investigation (not recommended for students conducting independent investigations). Students should already have collected and analyzed data in preparation for this activity. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2018-09-05
Learning activities Scientific inquiry Analyze Vital Signs Data This lesson guides students through careful examination of their data from single data point progressing to a class dataset. Adapt this lesson to fit most data investigations. Resources include a lesson plan for 1 to 2 class periods and student handouts. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2018-09-04
Learning activities Scientific inquiry Research Jigsaw Students work in teams to gather background information that will provide context for an investigation and inform predictions. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2018-08-24
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources, Tutorials Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Mission: Native vs Invasive Shrub Phenology Teacher Resources Mission: Native vs. Invasive Shrub Phenology investigates the question, "How is climate change affecting the timing of seasonal changes in native and invasive shrubs?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment below or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-27
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Vernal Pool Egg Masses Teacher Resources Mission: Vernal Pool Egg Masses explores the question, "How is climate change impacting reproduction in amphibians that breed in vernal pools?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment below or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-26
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Fairy Shrimp Teacher Resources Mission: Fairy Shrimp explores the question, "What can we find out about the preferred habitat of Fairy Shrimp?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment below or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-26
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Crayfish Teacher Resources Mission: Crayfish explores the questions, "Where are native and invasive crayfish in the northeast? How will their range shift as our climate changes?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-21
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Caddisfly Range Teacher Resources Mission: Caddisfly Range explores the question, "How is climate change affecting the range of caddisfly populations?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-21