Smarter Science is an open-source, engaging framework for teaching and learning science in grades 1-12 and for developing the skills of inquiry, creativity and innovation in a meaningful and engaging manner. This link directs one to the resources for the site. There are PDFs of curriculum frameworks on inquiry, guided practice for questioning and observing and a step-byu2013step process for scientific investigations. These resources would be incredibly helpful at the beginning of the school year.
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