Solving the Mystery of Mock Mummies: Using Scientific Inquiry Skills in an Integrated Lesson

by: Meena Balgopal, Shaun Cornwall, Heather Gill-Robinson, and Damien S. Reinhart

When the nature of science (NOS) is reinforced, middle school students will be able to appreciate scientific inquiry processes and communication, as outlined in the National Science Education Standards (NRC 1996). To this end, the authors developed a mummy-making and dissection activity to help sixth- and seventh-grade students learn more about anthropological research and reinforce NOS. Students become scientists who ask questions, collect data in a methodical and objective manner, make inferences, and form conclusions that are supported with evidence.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2009Stock # ss09_033_03_14Volume 033Issue 03

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