1 Structured Inquiry: The teacher gives students a problem to investigate along with the method and materials, but not expected outcomes. Students must decide which data to collect and interpret to discover scientific relationships.
2 Guided Inquiry: The teacher gives students a problem to investigate along with the materials, but not the method or expected outcomes. Students must design the experiment and figure out which data to collect and interpret to discover scientific relationships.
3 Open Inquiry: The students figure out everything. They determine questions for investigation, procedures to follow, collect and interpret data to discover scientific relationships.
4 Verification Activity: The students are given everything. Often called a “cookbook” activity because students know the steps and the suspected outcome before starting the experience.
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