Scientists Answer Their Own Questions!

Jessica Silva, Science Lab, Rama Road ES

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit is for teachers who are trying to teach observation and inquiry skills to elementary students. Although it is written using third grade objectives, you could adapt the lessons for any elementary class. The students will engage in hands-on activities that scaffold instruction from guided inquiry to open inquiry. The students will explain and elaborate on their ideas, then come up with their own question to answer. Students will be answering their own questions with science experiments in no time.