Reflection: Student Led Inquiry A Marsh/Wetland Habitat Part I - Section 2: I Can Statement


Encouraging students to ask questions is important to the field of scientific inquiry. Students are basically curious about how things work in their world. They have many questions if we give them a platform to raise those questions.

In a TQL chart, students are encouraged to raise the questions that they would like to answer through further study of a topic. In the case of the marsh habitat, students had many questions, especially about the animals living there. The questions can be used to design future lessons or areas of inquiry.

Allowing students to pursue areas of interest that have been raised by their questions will keep them actively engaged in the learning process and help them to see the importance of asking good questions.

The questions on the TQL chart for this lesson are now guiding independent research into different marshland animals.

  Encouraging Questioning
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A Marsh/Wetland Habitat Part I

Unit 5: Where Does It Live?
Lesson 9 of 17

Objective: SWBAT understand what a wetland is and identify parts of the habitat that provide food, shelter and space for diverse animals in the marsh

Big Idea: Each habitat provides resources for a myriad of diverse creatures and each one plays an important role in the survival of the habitat.

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Science, forest, ecosystem, survival, rainforest, habitats
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