A FIRST STEP Inquiry Lesson
by scientist Dr. Charles Webber III and teacher
Louisa Betts of USDA/ARS/SPA SITE

National Standards:

State Standards:

  • Student knows the structure and function of Earth systems
  • Student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations
  • Student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
Degree of Inquiry: Initial/Preliminary