Walking Magic: An inquiry based activity

 Author:  Elena Rosca

AreaLife Sciences 

 Grade Level: 9-12


This lesson engaged students to discover that science is based on inquiry and discovery. Students were presented with a water strider, two containers with different solution and a tray with two compartments. Students will develop experiments to investigate and explain their observations.


Arizona State Standards:

Strand 1: Inquiry Process

Concept 1: Observations, Questions, and Hypothesis

PO1, PO2, PO3

Concept 2: Scientific Testing

PO1 through PO5

Concept 3: Analysis, Conclusions, and Refinement

PO1, PO2, PO4

 Keywords: Inquiry, Water Striders, Surface Tension, Water Molecules, Hydrogen Bonding


Lesson Plan (pdf / doc)
Student Worksheet (pdf / doc)