The Inquiry Project is an NSF funded partnership between TERC and Tufts University to create research-based lessons to teach students in grades 3-5 about materials and matter.
All materials seem to be user friendly and include thorough resources for instruction that uncover student initial ideas and engage students in appropriate hands-on experiences with models of matter. The materials are also part of the Talk Science project- which promotes student discourse as a way for students to learn science concepts. Click HERE to see a short video clip.
These materials could be a great supplement to an existing elementary science curriculum. I’d love to hear from any teachers who are already using these instructional materials.