Identifying similarities between past experiences and current investigations.
Students synthesize the results of an investigation by generating new questions related to the results of the investigation, stating a general rule regarding the understandings learned from the investigation, or applying the understandings learned to similar situations. At early stages, students make connections between classroom investigations and similar situations or experiences. At later stages, students recognize that different explanations can sometimes arise from the same evidence. Students demonstrate an ability to resist overgeneralization based on insufficient evidence and suggest the types of evidence that need to be gathered in order to better understand the focus of the investigation
Students demonstrate their ability to apply results by