This page contains resources for inquiry activities conducted at our workshop on January 14. They are correlated to the Science GPS for grades 4 and 5.
Topic: Essential Features of Inquiry
Topic: Shark Teeth
Shocking Sharks! This is a webquest designed by Pat Dobson and Laura Carlson to be used or adapted for grades 2-5.
Educational Innovations This site contains Science supplies and great teaching ideas!
Habits of the Mind
S4CS1 and S5CS1. Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.
S4CS8 and S5CS8. Students will understand the important features of the process of scientific inquiry.
S4L2. Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as adaptation, variation of behaviors and external features.
S5L1. Students will classify organisms into groups and relate how they determined the groups with how and why scientists use classification.
Topics: Moon Phases, Tides and Seasons
S4E2. Students will model the position and motion of the Earth in the solar system and will explain the role of relative position and motion in determining sequence of the phases of the moon.
S4P2. Students will demonstrate how sound is produced by vibrating objects and how sound can be varied by changing the rate of vibration.
Topics: Physical and Chemical Change, Electricity and Magnetism
S5P2. Students will explain the difference between a physical change and a chemical change.
S5P3. Students will investigate the electricity, magnetism, and their relationship.