Grade 5 Scientist Case: The Mini-Lake Investigations

In this set of videos, you‘ll see Professor Laurie Baise carry out the very same mini–lake investigations that your students do in the Inquiry Project. Keeping track of weight is a way to keep track of how much material is in the mini–lake system. Dr. Baise‘s discussion of the mini–lake weight data is a resource that will help you support the development of your students‘ ideas about weight.

Dr. Laurie Baise is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Adjunct Associate Professor of Geology at Tufts University. Her research covers topics in earthquake engineering and natural hazards.

Dr. Sara Lacy is a senior Scientist at TERC.