Inquiry Labs

  • Hands-On Learning

    The inquiry labs provide middle school students with hands-on science experiments. They are differentiated into three different levels so that all students can be successful.

  • Standards Alignment

    All of the inquiry labs are aligned to the middle school TEKS and middle school NGSS standards. For a complete alignment guide see the FAQ below.

  • Save Time

    Save yourself loads of prep time and start focusing your energy on teaching the content. The labs are complete and ready to use, but if you need to make some changes they are editable too :)

Inquiry Labs Product Overview


Included With Every Lesson:

The following checklist outlines the documents and activities which are included with each science topic.

  • 3 modification levels: Independent Inquiry, Dependent Inquiry, and Modified Inquiry.

  • Completely editable to meet the needs of your students

  • Designed to take your focus off of lab creation and put it back into true hands-on experiences

Science Concepts Covered

FORCE AND MOTION
Acceleration
Average Speed and Velocity
Average Speed
Inclined Planes
Motion Graphing
Net Force
Newton's 1st Law
Newton's 2nd Law
Newton's 3rd Law
Unbalanced and Balanced Forces

SPACE
Accommodations for Life in Space
Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets
Eclipses
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Galaxies
Gravity and Mass
Life Cycle of a Star
Light Years
Lunar Cycle
Lunar Cycle 2
Manned Space Flight
Objects that Support Life in Space
Scaled Properties of Objects in the Solar System
Seasons - Rotation and Revolution
Seasons and Daylight
Solar System Gravity
Space Exploration
The Sun
Theories of the Universe
Tides

EARTH SCIENCE
Catastrophic Events
Continental Drift Theory
Density
Earth's Changing Surface
Earth’s Layers
Earthquakes
Fossil Evidence
Geologic Time Scale
Geoscience Processes Fossil Fuel Distribution
Geoscience Processes Groundwater Distribution
Geoscience Processes Mineral Distribution
Natural HazardsOceans
Pangaea Plate Movement
Plate Boundaries
Plate Tectonics Crustal Features
Properties of Minerals
Rock Cycle
Rock Cycle 2 - NGSS Focus
Topographic Maps
Volcanoes
Weathering and Erosion

STRUCTURE OF LIFE
Cell Organelle Functions
Cell Theory
Cell to Systems
Characteristics of Organisms
Comparative Embryology
Comparing Skeletal Structures
Dichotomous Keys
Genetic Variation
HeredityInherited Traits
Microscope Training
MitosisMutations
Plant and Animal Cell Organelles
Plant Cells and Animal Cells
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Selective Breeding: CRISPR Technology
Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

CHEMISTRY
Acids and Bases
Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Changes
Chemical Reactions – Forensic Edition Inquiry Lab
Chemical Reactions and Mass Inquiry Lab
Elements and Compounds
Elements of Earth
Evidence of Chemical Changes
Food Chemistry
Metals Nonmetals Metalloids
Molecules
Organic Compounds
Periodic Table Trends
Physical and Chemical Changes
Properties of Water Law of Conservation of Mass
Reactivity
Solids Liquids and Gases
Structure of Atoms
Synthetic Materials

ENERGY
Advantages and Disadvantages of Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Calorimetry
Communication Signals - Digital vs. Analog
Electric Forces
Electromagnetism
Energy Transformations
Energy Transformations in an Organism
Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
Heat Transfer
Kinetic Energy
Kinetic Energy Transfer
Photosynthesis
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy and Height
Properties of Waves
Thermal Energy - Conduction, Convection, Radiation
Thermal Energy Transfer
Wave Characteristics (Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction, Absorption)
 
WEATHER
Atmosphere
Catastrophic Events
Convection Currents
Greenhouse Effect
Hurricane Formation
Phases of Matter in the Water Cycle
Water Cycle
Weather Maps and High and Low Pressure

INTERACTIONS IN AN ECOSYSTEM
Adaptations and Internal Structures
Biodiversity
Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Carbon Cycle
Classification of Living Things
Competition for Resources
Designs for Biodiversity
Energy Pyramids
Food Chains, Food Webs, and Energy Pyramids
Greenhouse Effect
Homeostasis - External Responses
Homeostasis - Internal Responses
Human Impact on Natural Resources
Human Impact on Oceans
Invasive Species
Microhabitats
Natural Selection
Natural Selection and Artificial Selection
Nitrogen Cycle
Organization in an Ecosystem
Pollination
Population Resources
Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
Short and Long-Term Environmental Impacts
Succession
Symbiosis - Mutualism, Commensalism, Parasitism
Turgor Pressure
Water Pollution
Watersheds

BODY SYSTEMS
Circulatory System
Digestive System
Endocrine System
Excretory System
Muscular System
Nervous System
Respiratory System
Skeletal System

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FAQ's

Do you take purchase orders from a school?

Yes, you can view the school purchase order process here.

Are the lessons written to specific standards or grade levels?

Yes, all of the lessons are aligned to middle school TEKS and middle school NGSS standards.

Do I get access to all of the files immediately with the payment plan?

Yes, you will have access to all of the labs immediately. You will continue to have access to the labs once the payments are made in full.