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Glencoe Science


DJ West National science Consultant McGraw Hill Education http://science

Inquiry Based

CSI: Glencoe
C – Concept Driven S – Simple to Find Materials I – Involving Individual Students

Guidelines for Using CSI Labs
• Always Focus Lab Activities around the Big Ideas and Key Concepts you are teaching. Avoid using a lab because it is cool! Make sure it has teaching value. • Teach and MODEL scientific process skill as you are using investigations. • Use a mix of long term and short term investigations. This develops process and critical thinking skills.

Guidelines for Using Simple Labs
• Use a variety of guided and open ended inquiry activities. This also develops critical thinking and process skills. • Level your lab worksheets so all of your students (even inclusion students) can participate and gain value. • Make your handouts as accurate and as simple as possible.

Guidelines for Using Simple Labs
• Check to be sure you have all the materials you need • If everything doesn’t go as planned, relax. That’s science and students can investigate why it happened the way it did. • Teach your students to WRITE IT UP!


(Several Class Periods)

Long Term

Guidelines for Using Simple Labs

Labs and Activities in McDougal Littell MS Science

Webquests and Unit Projects

Chapter Investigation (Leveled)

Design Your Own throughout Unit

Short Term
Mini-Labs Skills Labs in each Chapter
(10 Minutes)

Virtual Labs in each Unit

Launch Labs Section Introductory Activities

Alternative Lab Manuals


Open Inquiry

Unit Projects
Every unit/module begins with three or four unit opening projects. These anchor activities are long term / open ended.

Chapter Opening Launch Lab!
Each Chapter has three explore activities to involve students in the BIG IDEA! These are short term / open ended activities

Chapter Opener Launch Lab

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Section Mini-Labs MiniEach chapter has 2 to 3 minimini-labs with data sheets. These are short term / open ended activities

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2-3 Mini Labs per Chapter

Chapter Labs
There are 2 chapter labs for each chapter. One is traditional and the other is nonnon-traditional. These guided investigations use a data sheet and focus on specific process skills and have leveled data sheets.

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A Variety of Chapter Labs:
Investigation Design Your Own Model and Invent Internet

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A Variety of Chapter Labs:
Investigation Design Your Own Model and Invent Internet

A Variety of Chapter Labs:
Investigation Design Your Own Model and Invent Internet


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6-8 Minute Lab Demos Showing:
A Variety of Chapter Labs:
Investigation Design Your Own Model and Invent Internet  alternate materials  safety  step-by-step procedures  expected outcomes

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One Virtual Lab for every chapter

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Engaging Students through Inquiry

LabManager™ LabManager™
Additional TWE Choices! • Choose from a huge database of labs • Search by topic, time, material, and key Middle School word • Edit any lab • Create a new lab • Share labs with others

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Inquiry Strategies
Labs, Labs, Labs
– – – – – – – Launch Labs Mini Labs Full Labs Data Analysis Virtual Labs Stations Lab Practicals

Labs: An Integral Part Of The Lesson
• Labs are not separate from the lesson. • Incorporate labs at the point of learning. • Use labs constantly. • Analyze the data. • Incorporate the data and conclusions of the labs into the subsequent learning • Have students design their own experiments

FollowFollow-up on Labs
• Check for understanding on the lab. • Give a lab quiz. Let students use their lab papers. • Ask top-down topquestions.

1. Analyze your data by constructing a graph. (What is the best way to graph your data?) 2. What are some possible sources of unavoidable error in your design? 3. Why were they present? 4. How did your manipulation of the independent variable affect the results? 5. Connect the concepts and results to at least two things in your daily life and explain the connection.

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