Using Scientific Inquiry Methods During Laboratory And Outdoor Investigations

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Targeted Skill: The student will work collaboratively with a team using a modified scientific inquiry process to investigate and document changes in length and mass when gummy bear candies are placed in different liquids for twenty–four hours. Targeted Grade Level: “Mary” is a fourth grade student who receives special education support in reading. She is at a 1.8 reading level and struggles not only in reading, but also in other core subjects when reading is required. Mary likes science, but often does not participate due to her reading difficulties. Because of her reading difficulties, it is hard for Mary’s science teacher to assess her scientific inquiry skills, a large component of the science subject area. TEKS: (2) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific inquiry methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to: (A) plan and implement descriptive investigations, including asking well-defined questions, making inferences, and selecting and using appropriate equipment or technology to answer his/her questions; (5) Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to: revised August 2014 (A) measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter, including size, mass, volume, states (solid, liquid, gas), temperature, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float;

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