You are at the beginning of a three-month science adventure. Science projects have been a tradition for Boston Latin School 7th graders for over 75 years! Over the next three months, you will be exploring your interests and curiosities and choosing a topic. Then, as you become an expert on your topic through research, you will move to designing an experiment that you will conduct. Finally, you will share your findings with other students to add to the body of scientific knowledge. This may seem like a lot, but your teachers have worked hard to break this project into parts. Before you know it, you will be showing off your results!
We're using a process called Guided Inquiry Design. Here's a cool graphic and some definitions.
Graphics and definitions are from:
Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniotes and Ann K. Caspari. Guided Inquiry: A framework for your school. ABC-CLIO, 2012.
For more information about guided inquiry design, visit the GID website.