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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Science

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  • Lesson provides practice for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
  • Lesson uses inquiry-based instruction.
  • Lesson contains climate change content.

Estimate or Actual? Inquiry-based Learning

Students survey water quality and hydrology tests, classify them and justify their reasoning.

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Exotic Plant Fair Inquiry-based Learning

Students learn about native, exotic, and invasive plants and their impacts on the environment.

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Exotic Plant Invasion Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students debate which is the "worst" invasive plant and consider possible impacts of climate change on invasives.

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Interview a Lake FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about native, exotic, and invasive plants and their impacts on the environment.

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Mapping Old & New Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about traditional and new digital mapping techniques.

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Pointless Personal Pollution FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning

Students learn about different sources of pollution and how we can stop it.

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Shape Shifters Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

How and why does the shape of a lake change? Students investigate.

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Watersheds: Where Does the Water Go? FCAT Practice Inquiry-based Learning Climate Change Content

Students learn about watersheds and how water moves through them.

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