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Learning Labs

nature of science and physics

Science Design: Investigating Pendulums

Extend learning with these resources.

Pre- and post-visit activities

Back and Forth (PDF)
Explore energy transformations in a pendulum.

Wheel of Inquiry (PDF)
What is the relationship between independent and dependent variables? The inquiry wheel helps students clarify those two terms.

Additional resources

Discovery Education: Getting started with an investigation
school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/Getting-Started/Investigation.html

YouthLearn: Inquiry-based learning
www.youthlearn.org/resources/inquiry-based-learning/

Just Science Now: What is inquiry?
www.justsciencenow.com/inquiry/index.htm

Museum connections

Science Storms

Career connections

Science Buddies: careers in science
www.sciencebuddies.org/science-engineering-careers

Kids.gov: science jobs
kids.usa.gov/science/science-jobs/index.shtml