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Experimenting and Inquiring
The Experimenting and Inquiring tips help students interpret findings, reformulate new hypotheses, and present alternative explanations and conclusions.

Summary:
Students can get bogged down with multi-step processes and need help sorting out the steps to get the results they want and need. These Tip Sheets help students visualize their thinking and learning as they progress through the experimenting and inquiring process. The steps for experimenting and inquiring are outlined in basic steps and questions. The Tip Sheets then map the students’ course to help them "see" their thinking and work through the steps of experimenting by putting their thoughts together as they progress through the inquiry process. The graphic organizer helps students record and organize thoughts as they interpret findings, reformulate new hypotheses, and present alternative explanations and conclusions based on their experiences.

The Experimenting and Inquiring tips include the following resources:

  • Experimenting and Inquiring, Text Outline
  • Experimenting and Inquiring, Stage 1, Getting Ideas, Student Tip Sheet
  • Experimenting and Inquiring, Stage 2, Experimenting, Student Tip Sheet
  • Experimenting and Inquiring, Stage 3, Drawing Conclusions, Student Tip Sheet
  • Experimenting and Inquiring, Stage 4, Reporting Results, Student Tip Sheet
  • Experimenting and Inquiring, Graphic Organizer

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