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Education - Science education (Elementary)

Inquiry is--

"Inquiry is the art of investigating questions, formulating interim answers, and, perhaps most important, critiquing potential alternative answers.  Science as inquiry, then, is a social and thoughtful activity requiring much more than the practive of skills or the completion of a set of steps leading to the 'right answer.'" -- from 8 Essentials of Inquiry-Based Science, K-8 by Elizabeth Hammerman, p.xxiii (507 HaE 2006).

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Some keywords and subject heading to try when researching in databases like ERIC about this topic, including: science instruction, inquiry, critical thinking, active learning, problem solving, hands on science.

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