Science Inquiry Skills detail what students are able to do; pose questions, make decisions, design plans and experiments, discuss, collaborate, communicate results and provide justified answers and explanations when engaged in the inquiry process
What started as a transportation unit, became an inquiry into technology used to facilitate transportation. Pre-Kindergarten students found they were very interested in the role technology plays in the communication and navigation aspect of transportation. Those wonders led to inquire what the interior of these technology devices look like and how they work.
Today, they put on their “Scientist” hat and create hypotheses about the tools needed to explore a computer system. In learning about the scientific process, Pre-K students are currently in the “experimentation” phase; testing their predictions and recording their findings as they test their hypothesis and choose whether to continue with their original tool, or adapt to their findings.