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An inquiry investigation about electromagnetism helps students understand and use scientific and engineering practices.


Elementary School

Grade Levels



Analyzing data Asking questions Classifying Collecting data Communicating Conservation of energy Crosscutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Disciplinary Core Ideas in Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science Disciplinary Core Ideas in Physical Science Electromagnetic forces ENCdl Energy Energy transfer Energy transformation ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution ETS1: Engineering Design Experimenting Forces and motion Hypothesizing Interpreting data Kinetic energy Lesson Plans Measuring Modeling Observing Physical Science Potential energy Predicting PS3.A: Definitions of Energy PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer PS3: Energy Science and Engineering Practices Science and Engineering Practices Science as Inquiry Science Focus Science process skills Scientific habits of mind SEP1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems SEP2: Developing and Using Models SEP3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations SEP6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions SEP8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information Three Dimensions of the Framework and/or NGSS Using mathematics Using scientific equipment Using technology


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2013Stock # sc13_051_02_63Volume 051Issue 02

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