All the other lessons….
I have also created Inquiry Based Lessons for other topics, as well as link them with the Reading A-Z readers or created a reader of my own. Along with each lesson, I created a pre and post test rubric so you can measure students’ growth. Each rubric is quick! It contains 3 learner outcomes that can be measured in various ways (through conversation, observation, etc.) and recorded on a scale of 1-5, so growth can be charted. I also have linked most lessons to a internet resource, webpage, children’s book (s), and into math and literacy. Here is a list of the other lessons I have created. If you are interested in seeing a particular one, please e-mail me and I will e-mail it to you. email@example.com
*~*~*EDIT: 7/5/08-I’ve uploaded several of my 5E units below and would appreciate any feedback you could provide…please note that these are my ideas, copyrighted by me and cannot be changed or altered in anyway without my written consent. ~*~*~*
insectsspidersbugs-5e, Sequencing Sheet, Rubric (includes bees, ants, ladybugs, and info on spiders)
monarch5e *~*~Award Winning Unit!!~*~*~* (see below)
Here are a few other Inquiry Based Science Lessons I have created this summer (2008). Please feel free to use the ideas but contact me first if you would like to reproduce or change them. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the first Inquiry Based Science lesson I created last summer (2007). It is a 3 week lesson about Monarch Butterflies. I submitted it into our cities’ Golden Apple contest for teachers and won! :) You can read all about it on the IPL web page.
Please remember it is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced or changed without my consent. email@example.com
This is the sheet I created for use when designing my Inquiry Based Science Lessons for my Kindergarten students. I will be posting samples shortly of the lessons I have created.
In the future, I hope to put all of them into a book and publish them. Please leave me a comment if you would be interested in recieving a copy so that I may give that list to a potential publisher. Thanks!
Here are some examples of Inquiry Based Activities I have done with my Kindergarten students:
soaking lima beans in water for 24 hours and letting the children explore the opening seeds with magnifying glasses–they did not want to stop!!