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Discussion Board #2 “Inquiry is the careful and systematic method of asking questions and seeking explanations (DeRosa & Abruscato, 2019). Learning through inquiry means that students will construct their knowledge through the process of asking questions, seeking evidence, formulating explanations based on evidence, and justifying their explanations (DeRosa & Abruscato, 2019). Alfieri, Brooks, Aldrich, & Tenenbaum performed research comparing inquiry to other forms of instruction, such as direct instruction or unassisted discovery, and found that inquiry teaching resulted in better learning. Inquiry teaches students important life skills such as problem solving and how to find answers on their own. It develops critical thinking skills and teaches students to think for themselves, not just accept information as true. DeRosa and Abruscato give suggested resources for discovery learning at the end of each chapter. A personal resource that I use frequently is MysteryScience.com. It offers grade specific lesson plans with all the resources you need to implement the lesson. What I like about

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