This project answers the question: How can teachers utilize inquiry-based learning while assessing success in kindergarten science education? The focus of this project was to explore inquiry to aide students in developing a deep understanding of science standards. Many different research studies were reviewed to explore the importance of science education in early elementary school. The research focuses on the areas of Next Generation Science Standards, inquiry-based learnings, and assessments. The project is a two-week unit designed to instruct kindergarten students in the Next Generation Science Standards of weather, engineering, and Earth systems. The major learnings, limitations, and benefits to educators are addressed. The conclusion supports the importance of integrating inquiry-based learning into science education.
Brady, Meghan, "Inquiry-Based Learning Science Curriculum For Kindergarteners" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 307.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects