More than 65 Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans

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Meet the demands of standards-based science content and assessment.

Save time and engage students with more than 65 NGSS-aligned lessons.

Support inquiry-based science and critical thinking with hundreds of teacher-tested strategies, including tips to integrate scientific Habits of Mind and a collaborative learning environment.

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Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) lessons are based on the
Instructional Model for Inquiry-Based Science. In these investigations:

Students don’t know the "answer" they are supposed to get.

Students play a driving role in determining the process for learning.

Teachers and students construct meaning together by journaling.

Students are working as hard as the teacher.

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