Recommended for grades 3 - 8. Teacher resource of inquiry investigations in physical science. Using Inquiry in Action as a guide, you can teach your students basic concepts in the study of matter along with the process of scientific investigation. This 480-page book includes seven multi-activity investigations on the following topics: scientific questions and their investigation, physical properties and physical change, dissolving solids, liquids, and gases, chemical change, states of matter, and density. Inquiry in Action features introductory demonstrations and activities to launch each investigation, suggested questions to ask at critical points in the investigation, sample procedures, expected results, and assessment tools. Each investigation also includes science background information for teachers, content reading for students, activity sheets, and extensions for review and application. All of the activities have been field-tested and reviewed for safety. This is the Third Edition.