Reinforce good scientific techniques! The teacher information pages provide a quick overview of the lesson while student information pages include Knowledge Builders and Inquiry Investigations that can be completed individually or as a group. Tips for lesson preparation (materials lists, strategies, and alternative methods of instruction), a glossary, an inquiry investigation rubric, and a bibliography are included. Perfect for differentiated instruction. Supports NSE and NCTM standards, plus the Standards for Technological Literacy. 80 pages. Grades 6 and up.