The skill of questioning allows students to pursue their ideas and explore the world around them. Being able to ask rich questions about who, what, where, when, why, and how, enables students to construct their knowledge and develop an understanding of concepts and experiences.
The skill of Making Connections involves the process of connecting prior knowledge to new knowledge and experiences. This process allows students to relate what they read, see, do and experience to themselves, to the world around them and/or to other things they have read, seen or experienced previously.
The skill of using appropriate vocabulary involves exploring new vocabulary in context and developing the ability to use vocabulary to communicate thinking and learning.
The skill of recording involves the documenting and preserving of data and observations in a variety of forms for the purpose of capturing information for later analysis.
The skill of predicting involves forecasting what is believed will occur in the future. Predictions should be based on student’s prior knowledge, experiences, observations and research.
The skill of planning involves identifying methods, materials and a sequence of events to reach goals, complete projects or accomplish tasks.
The skill of observing involves using the senses, as appropriate, to find out about the characteristics, properties and attributes of objects, places and events.
The skill of displaying data involves organizing and presenting data collected during an inquiry in various visual forms for the purpose of summarizing results and deriving conclusions.
The skill of making conclusions involves connecting the data gathered in an inquiry back to the question and hypothesis that formed the basis of the inquiry.
The skill of working collaboratively requires students to work together with their peers and/or with adults to achieve a common goal or purpose