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Inquiry Skills

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To understand the world, I need to use science
To find information, I need to inquire
Before experiments, analysis, and trials
Good scientists observe and think a little while
They ask questions and research data
Make hypotheses, testable statements
Carry out experiments and observations
Then communicate results of investigations

Let’s pretend I didn’t rap, so instead of a pen and pad
All the tools I use are inside of a lab
Yep, I’m a scientist, no I’m not mad
I make the world better, by discovering data
I compare, measure, classify, observe, and predict
Then plan to solve problems through investigation
That’s when I study or test something to learn more
It’s part of the method, good scientists perform
To ensure collected data is valid and reliable
A hypothesis can be tested to see if it’s viable
Then I can experiment and conduct trials
When I control and measure the effects of va-riables
Whoops! I meant variables, I made a mistake
It’s important to be accurate when I communicate
Or the evidence I gather and conclusions I make
Will change and cause confusion, instead of replicate

To understand the world, I need to use science
To find information, I need to inquire
Before experiments, analysis, and trials
Good scientists observe and think a little while
They ask questions and research data
Make hypotheses, testable statements
Carry out experiments and observations
Then communicate results of investigations

I got my lab coat on, no object is safe
I can measure mass, volume, length, temperature, and weight
That data is evidence when I investigate
Accuracy is critical, I cannot estimate
Therefore I need specific tools for exact measurements
Solids, liquids, and gases use different units
For instance, a thermometer measures temperature
But cannot tell me the volume of a tea pitcher
Or the length and width of a framed picture
Or the force of a baseball from pro pitcher
I would need a spring scale to measure force
I think rap is the best, that’s my opinion of course
There’s no scientific evidence to back my statement
No experiment to do, no variables to change it
Variables kept constant are under control
Controlling all parts of an experiment is a scientist’s goal

To understand the world, I need to use science
To find information, I need to inquire
Before experiments, analysis, and trials
Good scientists observe and think a little while
They ask questions and research data
Make hypotheses, testable statements
Carry out experiments and observations
Then communicate results of investigations