I love watching kids learn through Inquiry!
So we’ve just gone through a wonderful inquiry. We’ve been looking at how we view things through scientific eyes. It’s a lot about skills and concepts. One of the more important concepts of this unit is ‘Function’. (If your a PYP school this sounds familiar). What is the function of thinking in a scientific way? Why and when do we think this way? Yes this is a process. Yes is this a cycle. We often end up with more questions after we go through a process of scientific thinking. It’s almost an inquiry cycle.
The big skills were:
Observe carefully in order to gather data
Use a variety of instruments and tools to measure data accurately
Use scientific vocabulary to explain their observations and experiences
Identify or generate a question or problem to be explored
Plan and carry out systematic investigations, manipulating variables as necessary
Make and test predictions
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