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Lessons for Science & Engineering Practices (Appendix F.)

  1. Asking questions
  2. Developing and using models
  3. Planning and carrying out investigations
  4.  Analyzing and interpreting data
  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Constructing explanations
  7. Engaging in argument from evidence
  8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

 

1. Asking questions

Questions about pH and Acid Rain

What Trees are in our Schoolyard? Using a Dichotomous Key

Why is Soil Do Important?

What Protects the Soil from Erosion?

 

2. Developing and using models

Genetics Activity - Create The Kids (Functional Model) 
 
What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity (Growth Chart)
 
Drawing a Model of the Cell and Its Organelles (Draw an Illustrative Model)
 
Make a Function Model of the Organs of the Digestive Tract (Graphic Organizer)
 
Label the Parts of the Repiratory System (Label a Visual Model)
 
Ear Anatomy Coloring (Color a Visual Model)
 
 
 

3. Planning and carrying out investigations

 Rain Making Activity - The Water Cycle

Cloud Making Activity  - How Do Clouds Form?

Smog Alert! Activity - What Conditions Cause Smog to Form?

Animal Behavior - Questions About Squirrels

Animal Behavior - Watching Ants

Animal Studies - Learning About Snails

Animal Studies - Learning about Birds

Does Camouflage Protect Animals from Predation? Activity

What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity

  

4. Analyzing and interpreting data

What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity (Growth Chart)
  
 

5. Using mathematics and computational thinking

What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity

 

6. Constructing explanations

Understanding the Tides

Looking at Pollination and Seed Dispersal Adaptations

 

7. Engaging in argument from evidence

Global Warming and Climate Change

Acid Rain's Deadly Journey

Over-Fishing the World's Oceans

 

8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Using Punnett's Square to Show Mendel's Genetics Discoveries

Tides and Phases of the Moon Text and Assessment

Nitrogen Cycle Text and Assessment

Oxygen Cycle Description and Assessment

Rock Identification, the Rock Cycle and Assessment

 

 

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