Short days are often difficult to plan for in a science class. Anything that we could do as experiments or lab activities would likely take too long. So, we will soon be discussing the details of Scientific Inquiry, I decided to teach a simple game that helps to develop strategy, logic, forethought, and spatial reasoning (all important aspects of conducting scientific inquiry). The game is called Tapatan. The kids all seemed to really enjoy it. If you have an iPhone, iTouch, or iPad, there is a free app for the game available in the iTunes Store. If you do not have any of those devices, the game board and pieces are easy to make - take a look at the instructions here.