Distinguishing between observational, experimental, and research questions (e.g., Observational—How does a cricket chirp? Experimental—-Does the amount of light affect how a cricket chirps? Research—Do all crickets chirp? Why do crickets chirp?).
Students raise scientifically oriented questions that can be answered through observations, experimentation and/or research. At early stages, students learn how to develop investigable questions that guide their work. At later stages, students connect their questions to scientific ideas, concepts, and quantitative relationships that inform investigations.
Students demonstrate their understanding of scientific questioning by