Discipline: Professional ResourcesScience

Copyright: 2007

Grade(s): 5 - 8

Delivery Method: Print

Province: National

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Patricia McGlashan, Kristen Gasser, Peter Dow, David Hartney, Bill Rogers

Language(s): English

Outdoor Inquiries: Taking Science Investigations Outside the Classroom

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.