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Found 4 resources at the 3-5 grade level for the concept: Scientists ask and address questions. (P1, P3, NOS4)

Mystery boxes for grades 3-5
Working in groups, students pose explanations (hypotheses) for what they are observing and are asked to test their hypotheses. These procedures have been modified from Mystery Boxes: Uncertainty and Collaboration by Jean Beard.

Audience: 3-5

Source: Janulaw, Sharon

Resource type: classroom activity

Xenosmilus
In this lesson, students play the roles of paleontologists on a dig. They “unearth” a few fossils at a time and attempt to reconstruct the animal the fossils represent.

Audience: 3-5

Source: UCMP

Resource type: classroom activity

Sensing Energy
Students perform simple experiments using UV detection beads to explore unseen energy produced by the sun.

Audience: 3-5

Source: AAAS Science NetLinks

Resource type: classroom activity

Weathering and erosion
Students will conduct a series of experiments to explore the processes and effects of weathering and erosion.

Audience: 3-5

Source: Whitfield, Lisé

Resource type: lab activity

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