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Inquiry: Learning Science by Doing Science

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD

Inquiry: An Approach to Teaching and Learning

There are many approaches to teaching inquiry. Questions can be posed by the teacher or by the students. Students can define what constitutes evidence and collect it themselves, or the teacher can give students data to analyze. Students can formulate their own explanations based on evidence, or the teacher can provide guidance about possible explanations. Students can create their own presentations based on their investigations, or the teacher can provide steps and procedures for communication.