A FIRST STEP Inquiry Lesson
by scientist Charles Tischler and teacher Janet Ashcraft
of USDA/ARS/SPA LABS - TEMPLE, TEXAS


National Standards:

  • Life Science
    1. Structure and function in living systems
    2. Regulation and behavior
    3. Diversity and adaptations of organisms
  • Science as Inquiry:
    1. Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

State Standards:

  • Student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations
  • Students collect data by observing and measuring
  • Students construct graphs and tables to organize, examine and evaluate data
Degree of Inquiry: Initial/Preliminary