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Science Investigations Packet for Grades 3-4

Learning to love math and science is important for so many reasons as our world becomes more dependent on technology. Science can spark imagination, initiate problem solving, require logical thinking, and so much more.  As any scientist knows, the best way to learn science is to do science. This is the only way to get to the real business of asking questions, conducting investigations, collecting data, and looking for answers. Active, hands-on, student-centered inquiry is at the core of good science education.

Having children do science investigations can be fun, but having the students accurately record things can be extremely difficult. Since my husband teaches science, he helped me to create my investigation packet on Teachers Pay Teachers - a 12 page generic science investigation packet for grades 3-4. The inquiry packet guides the student through the six steps of the scientific method: 
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  1. Investigating Properties 
  2. Interactions
  3. Making a Plan 
  4. Determining the Investigative Question 
  5. Prediction and Data Collection 
  6. Writing a Conclusion Based on the Data. 
This packet consists of an introduction, simple and clear step-by-step directions on how to use the packet, a three page student investigation packet, a blank graphing grid, a property word list, an optional student checklist and a four point grading rubric for the teacher. 

Wherever a child is, and wherever they go, there will always be a place and a time to learn science. Every room is a classroom; every question is a discovery; every moment is a teachable moment. Let this resource guide your students through a science investigation so their curiosity is piqued, and they are inspired to find an answer.

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