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Inquiry-Based ScienceDeRosa and Abruscato (2015, p. 38) stated, “Inquiry is the careful and systematic methodof asking questions and seeking explanations.” A science education that is inquiry- based has many benefits for students. It allows students to be more active learners and creates an opportunity for them to be responsible for decision-making throughout the process (Bardone et al., 2017). Inquiry-based science “challenges students thinking by engaging them in investigating scientifically orientated questions where they learn to give priority to evidence, evaluate explanations in the light of alternative explanations and learn to communicate and justify their decisions” (Bulda, 2020). Inquiry helps students to develop skills that help them become better investigators (DeRosa & Abruscato, 2015). It not only fosters the curiosity of students, but also improves communication skills, increases confidence, and encourages student to engage with their peers (Oxford Learning, 2015).

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