More than just "hands on"

Inquiry-based science is sometimes conflated with "hands-on" science. While we know that actively engaging children with "hands-on" science is important, it isn't enough. Inquiry-based science employs the diverse practices scientists use to study the natural world. A well-designed, inquiry-based curriculum is appropriate for all ages of learners and effectively teaches science content while, at the same time developing scientific habits of mind.

Learning Science Through Inquiry
by TimothySanders.
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