Suggestions for inquiry activities have been included throughout the program. Most suggestions are for structured inquiry and guided inquiry. Consider having students complete an open inquiry when participating in a science fair. Confirmation Inquiry–Confirm a principle using an activity that has expected results. Drip drops of water onto a penny to Evaporate 100ml of water in a sunny INQUIRY determine how many drops will fit on the penny before the water spills off spot and 100ml of water in a shaded spot. The water in the sunny spot in Simply Science onto the paper towel. evaporates first. Structured Inquiry–Answer a teacher presented question using a prescribed procedure. Is soapy water as cohesive as plain Does the surface area of the water water? Drip drops of water on a affect the rate of evaporation? Put penny. Drip drops of soapy water on a 100ml of water in a cup and 100ml of different penny. water in a pie plate and put both in a sunny spot. Guided Inquiry–Answer a teacher presented question using a student designed procedure. Which of these three liquids has the Under what conditions will 100ml greatest cohesiveness? How can you of water evaporate the fastest? compare the Location? Container? Surface area? cohesiveness Presence of moving air? of liquids? Open Inquiry–Answer a student generated question using a student designed procedure. Note: Many activities at each grade level can be used to introduce or practice one of the four parts of an inquiry work sample. The activities listed here can be used to present all four parts as a group or individual activity. grade page activity description K p 26 How do different amounts of soil heat in direct sunshine? 1 p 27 Test the cohesiveness of water. p 32 Practice record and analyze with racing ketchup. p 205 Combine the data from lessons 19-23 to make a truck roll a long distance. 2 p 219 Test the strength of a magnet. 3 p 26 Evaporate water in different containers or locations. p 221 Change the surface of an inclined plane. 4 p 17 Preserve a slice of banana like a fossil. p 104 Test the amount of shortening needed to provide insulation. p 216 Splash water with a tuning fork after making one change. p 229 Repeat the conduction activity with a different balloon. p 229 Repeat the radiation activity with different wire. p 237 Use a balloon to make bits of paper jump off the table. p 259 Repeat one of the activities in the lesson with one change. 5 p9 Repeat the activity after changing the surface. p 21 Practice form by writing up the penny in a balloon activity. p 39 Repeat the penny in a jar activity with one change. p 41 Change a paper helicopter and record the results of the change. p 140 Challenge students to evaporate 100 ml of water. p 140 Evaporate water in different containers. p 207 Keep a wet sponge wet.