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Unformatted text preview: • Scientific investigations involve asking and answering a question and comparing the answer with what scientists already know about the world. • Scientists use different kinds of investigations depending on the questions they are trying to answer. • Simple instruments, such as magnifiers, thermometers, and rulers, provide more information than scientists obtain using only their senses. • Scientists develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already know about the world (scientific knowledge). • Scientists make the results of their investigations public; they describe the investigations in ways that enable others to repeat the investigations. • Scientists review and ask questions about the results of other scientists' work....
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- Spring '09
- University of California, alternative Relating explanations, evidence Hypothesizing Modeling, Investigable Questions Designing, Describing Developing descriptions