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SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

         Scientific inquiry is a thoughtful and coordinated attempt to search out, describe, explain and predict natural phenomena.

         Scientific inquiry progresses through a continuous process of questioning, data collection, analysis and interpretation.

         Scientific inquiry requires the sharing of findings and ideas for critical review by colleagues and other scientists.

 

SCIENTIFIC LITERACY

         Scientific literacy includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science.

         Scientific literacy also includes the ability to search for and assess the relevance and credibility of scientific information found in various print and electronic media.

 

SCIENTIFIC NUMERACY

         Scientific numeracy includes the ability to use mathematical operations and procedures to calculate, analyze and present scientific data and ideas.

 

C INQ.1      Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation.

C INQ.2      Read, interpret and examine the credibility of scientific claims in different sources of information.

C INQ.3      Design and conduct appropriate types of scientific investigations to answer different questions.

C INQ.4      Identify independent and dependent variables, and those variables that are kept constant, when designing an experiment.

C INQ.5      Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.

C INQ.6      Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data.

C INQ.7      Identify and present relationships between variables in appropriate graphs.

C INQ.8      Draw conclusions and identify sources of error.

C INQ.9      Provide explanations to investigated problems or questions.

C INQ.10  Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.

 

 

 

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