INQUIRY AND PROCESS SKILLS

Classifying: Arranging or distributing objects or events in classes according to some method of system.

Collecting Data: Obtaining visible or measurable information which illustrates a specific situation.

Communicating: Displaying or transmitting information to others.

Generalizing: Drawing general conclusions from information.

Formulating Hypotheses: Constructing a proposition or assumption of what is thought likely to be true based on reasoning, which serves as a tentative testable theory.

Identifying Variables: Recognizing characteristics of objects or events, which are constant or change under different conditions.

Inferring: Making a statement based on reasoning to explain an observation.

Interpreting Data: Analyzing information that has been collected and organized and describing apparent patterns or relationships for information.

Making Decisions: Choosing an alternative from among several and basing the judgment on defendable reasons.

Manipulating Materials: Handling or treating materials, equipment, or procedures skillfully.

Measuring: Making quantitative observations by comparing to a standard.

Observing: Becoming aware of an object or event by using any of the senses to identify properties.

Predicting: Making a forecast or estimate of what futures events may occur.

Questioning: Serves as a focus for inquiry. Determines prior knowledge and establishes a purpose for investigation.

Recording Data: Accurate records from observations, experiment, reading, or presentation.

Replicating: Performing acts that duplicate demonstrated symbols or patterns.

Using Numbers: Stating and applying mathematical rules or formulas to calculate or compute quantities for basic measurements.

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