This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, introduces students to a four-stage process for experimenting and using inquiry. The four stages are getting ideas, experimenting, drawing conclusions, and reporting results. Student tip sheets explain each stage and enable students to work through the process in a step-by-step manner while seeing how the information is tied together. Students gather data, interpret findings, reformulate hypotheses, and present conclusions. A graphic organizer provides students with an opportunity to organize and evaluate their experimental method. A brief outline of the four stages provides students with a handy summary for use while experimenting. The downloadable activity sheets are pdf files. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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