This book takes you step by step through guiding intermediate and middle level students to new and deeper understandings of scientific content, thinking, and procedures. From smart, pragmatic advice—including how to select an appropriate site for investigation, what to bring with you, and how to ensure student safety—to powerful, detailed lesson plans, suggestions for cross-curricular integration, and useful ideas for assessment, Outdoor Inquiries offers everything you need to get started. It outlines five interrelated strategies to use with students as they investigate their local environment:
  • journal keeping
  • mapping
  • collection making
  • field-guide development
  • behavior study.