Life Science Inquiry Activities

Joel McCleary
Doing Inquiry with Natural Materials
Science Coordinator
Nebraska Math & Science Intiative
1995 ASTC Annual Conference
San Diego, California

Molly McLaughlin
Finding Questions: Pillbug Investigation (Exercises Prepared for "Doing Inquiry in Natural Sciences" Workshop/Panel Discussion)
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA
1995 ASTC Annual Conference
San Diego, California

Kaniaulono Meyer
Does a Worm Have a Head? (Inquiry into the Zen of Wormness)
Museum of Natural History & Science
Cincinnati Museum Center
Director of Education
1995 ASTC Annual Conference
San Diego, California

Lee Schmitt Doing Inquiry in Natural Sciences
Science Museum of Minnesota
Coordinator of Educational Resources
1995 ASTC Annual Conference
San Diego, California

Lee Schmitt Museum Experiences Introducing Inquiry to Teachers
Science Museum of Minnesota
Coordinator of Educational Resources
1994 ASTC Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon

Worm Worlds
North American Association for Environmental EducationVINE Neighborhood Ecology Network has a unique activity, WORM WORLDS. It engages students in a study of the worms living right in their own schoolyard or backyard!

Working together, teams of students (4th grade and up) pour a dry mustard and water solution on two different areas to raise worms to the ground's surface. Then they count the worms and compare the environmental conditions in the two worm habitats. Activity extensions integrate with math and other curricula, and challenge students to act to improve their local environment.

To order your copy of WORM WORLDS, send a check for $2.50 to NAAEE-VINE, P.O. Box 400, Troy, OH 45373, USA.

 


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