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Grades 912. Students discover basic principles of the hydrosphere. Generating a working model, they investigate ocean currents and determine what creates and influences both surface and subsurface currents. They then expand their investigationcrafting a working model water cycle and experimenting with how different environmental conditions may affect it. Kit includes enough materials for 32 students working in groups of 4.
Grades 912. Students discover basic principles of the hydrosphere. Generating a working model, they investigate ocean currents and determine what creates and influences both surface and subsurface currents. They then expand their investigationcrafting a working model water cycle and experimenting with how different environmental conditions may affect it. Kit includes enough materials for 32 students working in groups of 4. Receive a FREE digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide with kit purchase.
|Gravel, Aquarium, 5 lb||2||Included|
|Modeling Clay, Green, 1 lb||2||Included|
|Sand, Fine, 5 lb||2||Included|
|Sand, Coarse, 10 lb||1||Included|
|Food Coloring, Blue, 30 mL||2||Included|
|Cups, Plastic, 2-1/2 oz||16||Included|
|Cups, Plastic, 10 oz||24||Included|
|Tubes, Plastic, Clear||8||Included|
|Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Permanent Markers||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Paper, White, Sheets||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Scissors||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Balances (500 g x 0.01 g)||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Knives, Plastic||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Rulers, Metric||8||Needed, Not Included|
|Large Container of Ice||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Tap Water||Needed, Not Included|
|Hot Water (40° C)||Needed, Not Included|
|Grass Clippings (optional)||Needed, Not Included|
Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.
Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:
Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.
Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).
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