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5-E Model for Teaching Inquiry Science

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD

5-E Model: Explain

The third step in the 5-E Model is the Explanation phase. During this phase students begin to make sense of their data, describe their observations, and then come up with their own explanations. Students can listen to the explanations that other students offer, and defend their own rationale. 

The teachers role in this phase is to ask appropriate questions, guide the students, and direct them to helpful resources.