Student Designed Labs

Students create their own lab experiments based on a random object of their choice.

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Students explore their curiosity using lab procedures and processes. Students are invited to choose an object from a box, ask questions about what can be studied, and plan and carry out an independent investigation centered on that research quest

There's a great full lesson plan for this idea, written by Lori Knasiak, here:

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/617502/student-designed-lab-planning-an-experiment

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Science Phenomena

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I love this Paloma. I love everything science. Your idea inspired me to write about Scientific Phenomena, that can be used in the elementary and secondary levels. I think one of the most important things we can do as educators is to foster student curiosity, at all ages.