Find Out Why: Use this program during this year's National Science and Technology Week

by: Mike Kenney

Find Out Why is the flagship publication of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science and Engineering Outreach Programs. Each issue asks a question that is shaped around children’s interests and explores questions of science, engineering, and technology from a second- or third-grade student’s perspective. The issue outlines an experiment that focuses on helping children and parents use the scientific process to discover possible answers. This article provides a sample lesson in which students investigate the properties of different materials to “find out why” some quarters slide faster than others.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2000Stock # sc00_037_05_32Volume 037Issue 05

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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