Doing Science by Inquiry-Based Learning

Geneva D. Bell, science, James Martin MS

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


is unit focuses on developing scientific thinking to facilitate a deeper understanding of science concepts. This unit will promote critical thinking by utilizing the scientific process. Students will explore the concepts of matter through hands-on activities (labs) and demonstrations. Throughout the unit, students will explore the difference between physical and chemical changes through mini-lectures, labs, and demonstrations. Students will develop scientific strategies, how to apply these strategies and how to communicate their results as a scientist. These strategies include the understanding and development of the scientific method.