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

Remaining Labs to be Completed by 8/31/18

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

SPACE (All topics COMPLETED)
Lunar Cycle
Lunar Cycle 2
Tides
Day/Night, Seasons
Seasons 2
The Sun
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Eclipses
Gravity
Gravity and Mass
Origins of the Universe
Life in the Solar System
Space Exploration
Manned Space Flight
Scaled Objects in the Solar System
Galaxies
Life Cycle of a Star
Astetroids, Meteors, and Comets

EARTH SCIENCE (All Topics COMPLETED)
Continental Drift Theory
Plate Boundaries
Properties of Minerals
Rock Cycle
Rock Cycle 2
Topographic Maps
Erosion and Deposition
Earth’s Layers
Density
Natural Hazards
Plate Tectonics Features
Fossil Evidence
Geologic Time Scale
Catastrophic Events
Earth's Changing Surface
Pangaea Plate Movement
Geoscience Processes Fossil Fuel Distribution
Geoscience Processes Groundwater Distribution
Geoscience Processes Mineral Distribution
Oceans
Volcanoes

STRUCTURE OF LIFE
Plant Cells and Animal Cells (COMPLETED)
Cell Theory (COMPLETED)
Cell Organelle Functions (COMPLETED)
Dichotomous Keys (COMPLETED)
Characteristics of Organisms (COMPLETED)
Inherited Traits (COMPLETED)
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells (COMPLETED)
Sexual and Asexual Reproduction (COMPLETED)
Genetic Variation (COMPLETED)
Genetics: Dominant and Recessive
Genes and Punnett Squares (COMPLETED)
Mitosis and Meiosis
Cell Organelles (COMPLETED)
Cells to Systems (COMPLETED)
Comparative Embryology (COMPLETED)
Comparing Skeletal Structures (COMPLETED)
Microscope Training

CHEMISTRY
Elements and Compounds (COMPLETED)
Structure of Atoms (COMPLETED)
Evidence of Chemical Changes (COMPLETED)
Elements of Earth (COMPLETED)
Physical and Chemical Changes (COMPLETED)
Metals Nonmetals Metalloids (COMPLETED)
Food Chemistry (COMPLETED)
Reactivity (COMPLETED)
Periodic Table Trends (COMPLETED)
Balancing Chemical Equations
Organic Compounds (COMPLETED)
Chemical Changes 2 (COMPLETED)
Molecules (COMPLETED)
Chemical Bonding (COMPLETED)
Solids Liquids and Gases (COMPLETED)
Acids and Bases (COMPLETED)
Properties of Water
Law of Conservation of Mass (COMPLETED)

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

INTERACTIONS IN AN ECOSYSTEM
Classification (COMPLETED)
Abiotic and Biotic Factors (COMPLETED)
Biodiversity (COMPLETED)
Microhabitats - (COMPLETED)
Homeostasis - External Responses (COMPLETED)
Homeostasis - Internal Responses (COMPLETED)
Natural Selection (COMPLETED)
Natural Selection 2 - (COMPLETED)
Organism Relationships (parasite/host, predator/prey, consumer, producer, decomposer)
Energy Pyramids (COMPLETED)
Food Chains and Food Webs (COMPLETED)
Short and Long-Term Environmental Impacts (COMPLETED)
Succession (COMPLETED)
Watersheds (COMPLETED)
Water Pollution (COMPLETED)
Human Impact on Natural Resources (COMPLETED)
Nitrogen Cycle
Organization in an Ecosystem (COMPLETED)
Pollination (COMPLETED)
Carbon Cycle
Symbiosis - Mutualism, Commensalism, Parasitism
Turgor Pressure (COMPLETED)
Human Impact on Oceans (COMPLETED)
Competition for Resources (COMPLETED)
Mutations (COMPLETED)
Popluation Resources (COMPLETED)
Designs for Biodiversity(COMPLETED)
Internal Structure (COMPLETED)

BODY SYSTEMS
Skeletal System (COMPLETED)
Circulatory System (COMPLETED)
Muscular System (COMPLETED)
Digestive System (COMPLETED)
Excretory System (COMPLETED)
Nervous System (COMPLETED)
Endocrine System (COMPLETED)
Respiratory System (COMPLETED)

Flexible Pricing

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  • 10 months x $39

    10 months x $39Complete Inquiry Labs Bundle (payment plan)

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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.