A Scientist's Point of View........

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A Scientist's Point of view is essential when discussing "What indeed is scientific inquiry." This diagram deconstructs the features of scientific inquiry within the classroom. As you can see, the last feature of inquiry in this model {Bring together data/ideas and formulate patterns and relationships} should create a transition or extension for additional investigations. Science is an ongoing process.

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Karen Worth, Sr. Scientist & Professor Wheelock College, Newton, MA