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Inq.+Abilities+Proc.Skills - • Scientific investigations...

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Communicating Science Week 2 Handout ©2006 by The Regents of the University of California Inquiry Abilities Science Process Skills Asking Investigable Questions Questioning Designing & Conducting Investigations Investigating Experimenting Using appropriate tools & techniques to gather, analyze and interpret data Using tools Organizing data Recording and Interpreting Results Developing descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence Describing Observing Explaining Predicting Hypothesizing Modeling Recognizing and Analyzing alternative explanations and predictions Comparing Relating Analyzing Drawing Conclusions Communicating Scientific Arguments Communicating Relating Thinking critically about Evidence & Explanations Inferring Synthesizing
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Communicating Science Week 2 Handout ©2006 by The Regents of the University of California Understandings about Inquiry:
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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
  • Lynn
  • University of California, alternative Relating explanations, evidence Hypothesizing Modeling, Investigable Questions Designing, Describing Developing descriptions

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