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Cold Hard Facts: What Inquirying Minds Will Know: Inquiry-based Ice Investigations
In this activity students will work with ice to learn math concepts: perimeter, diameter, circumference, adding decimals, and linear measurement. This math lesson will evolve into an inquiry-based study to determine if the dimensions of the ice will make a difference in the way the ice floats in the water. The inquiry lesson may lead to further inquiry-based investigations for extended learning in the classroom or home.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Cryology
  • Mathematics
Technical requirements:
Student worksheets are in Microsoft Word format.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-990
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Properties of earth materials
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Related resources:
This resource is a version of 'Cold Hard Facts...What Inquirying Minds Will Know: High School Version Inquiry-based Ice Investigations'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Tina King
West Elementary School

Publisher: The Armada Project
http://www.armadaproject.org/