A FIRST STEP Inquiry Lesson
by scientist Dr. John Burke and teacher Michelle Baxter of USDA/ARS/SPA SITE

National Standards:

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

State Standards:

  • 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