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Here are some websites that will help you in Scientific Inquiry.

Instructional Resources for Scientific Inquiry

Evidence Base for Science: Scientific Inquiry
http://ims.ode.state.oh.us/ode/ims/rrt/research/Topic_Science.asp
The Ohio Department of Education provides this research-based article which describes how students benefit from scientific inquiry, how teachers can incorporate scientific inquiry in the curriculum and implications for instruction of scientific inquiry.

The Process of Scientific Inquiry*
http://bumbleboosters.unl.edu/scientific_inquiry.htm
In this lesson developed by the University of Nebraska, students determine the distance from which they can hit half of the targets with squirt guns. Students then formulate testable hypotheses about variables that affect their experimental results. Finally, groups redesign their experiments to reduce variability of results.

OSHA*
http://www.osha.gov
This site, created by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), summarizes the standards for improving workplace safety.

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science*
http://newton.nap.edu/html/evolution98/
The National Academy Press provides this online unit for students to apply the processes of scientific inquiry and ways of knowing to the investigation of evolutionary mechanisms (Scientific Inquiry, Benchmark A).



*This link contains resources or information that may be useful. These resources were not written to align specifically to Ohio's Academic Content Standards. The inclusion of a specific resource is not an endorsement of that particular resource, or any of its contents, by the Ohio Department of Education. Teachers are advised to preview all sites before using them with students.

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