inquiry is a thoughtful and coordinated attempt to search out, describe,
explain and predict natural phenomena.
inquiry progresses through a continuous process of questioning, data
collection, analysis and interpretation.
inquiry requires the sharing of findings and ideas for critical review by
colleagues and other scientists.
literacy includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and
writing about science.
literacy also includes the ability to search for and assess the relevance and
credibility of scientific information found in various print and electronic
numeracy includes the ability to use mathematical operations and procedures
to calculate, analyze and present scientific data and ideas.
C INQ.1 Identify questions that can be answered through
C INQ.2 Read, interpret and examine the credibility of
scientific claims in different sources of information.
C INQ.3 Design and conduct appropriate types of scientific
investigations to answer different questions.
C INQ.4 Identify independent and dependent variables, and
those variables that are kept constant, when designing an experiment.
C INQ.5 Use appropriate tools and techniques to make
observations and gather data.
C INQ.6 Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret
C INQ.7 Identify and present relationships between variables
in appropriate graphs.
C INQ.8 Draw conclusions and identify sources of error.
C INQ.9 Provide explanations to investigated problems or
C INQ.10 Communicate about science in different formats,
using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.