Students recognize that different questions lead to different types of investigations.
Science as Inquiry
Identify and generate questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
In earliest years, investigations are largely based on direct observations. As students develop, they design and conduct simple investigations to answer questions.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Students should answer their questions by seeking information from their own observations, investigations and from reliable sources of scientific information.
Students should learn what constitutes evidence.
Students’ explanations should reflect the evidence they have obtained.