Guided Science Inquiry Through Hands-on
ConceptLinks® Inquiry provides meaningful, engaging investigations that deepen students’ knowledge of standards based science content in manageable 3-4 week units. Each module supports teachers who are using—or want to use—an inquiry approach to stimulate students’ interest in science, promote critical thinking skills, and develop concept knowledge.
Program instruction is centered on a standards-based science concept (Big Idea) and is reinforced through hands-on investigations. Each investigation addresses an Essential Question that helps students relate their findings to the Big Idea.
This powerful program:
- Provides dual-path instruction—Teachers develop their ability to facilitate inquiry at the same time that students gain experience and confidence doing inquiry.
- Meets new ELA Standards—The new Common Core Standards call for literacy integrated into science instruction (disciplinary literacy). ConceptLinks® Inquiry provides instruction, lessons, and opportunities for students to read for knowledge, write coherently, think critically, and connect to the world around them.
- Offers ‘Grab & Go’ Instruction—From the 5 E Model and Organizing Your Materials to Background Information and Assessments, ConceptLinks® Inquiry provides all of the instruction a teacher needs to prepare and implement the program quickly and effectively.
- Delivers customizable convenience—From the Investigations Materials Kits to the Online Curriculum, all of the tools to support science inquiry are made available to support teachers in the manner that is best suited for their needs.
The ConceptLinks Inquiry
Digital Curriculum provides:
- Interactive Online Investigations Guide
- Content correlations searchable by grade and
state with standards displayed at point of use
- Downloadable teacher's notes and bookmarking features
- Reproducible student pages
- Teacher preparation videos
- Module assessments
- Materials list and reorder forms
- Online ConceptLinks® Community
- Library of images, presentations, and Weblinks usable with interactive whiteboards and other projection devices