Science / Year 10 / Science Inquiry Skills / Questioning and predicting

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Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS198)

Elaborations
  • developing hypotheses based on well-developed models and theories
  • using internet research to identify problems that can be investigated
  • formulating questions that can be investigated within the scope of the classroom or field with available resources
  • developing ideas from students own or others' investigations and experiences to investigate further
  • evaluating information from secondary sources as part of the research process
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Hypotheses,  Research questions

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Mystery disease: outbreak in Stratton

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