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Lab School Inquiry Framework: STEM: Planning and Design

Research Continuum for Science, Technology and Mathematics


What I, the Student, Am Feeling

Emotional Response to Process:

  • Confusion
  • Frustration
  • Doubt

What I, the Student, Am Doing

Identify a hypothesis

  • Is it testable?
  • What are the independent and dependent variables?
  • Develop a plan that wil be executed in next step.
  • Support hypothesis with evidence from research

Procedure: Learning Challenge Pit

  • Write a procedure based on plan
  • Build a model

What the Teacher and Librarian Are Doing

  • Provide formative feedback

Before Moving On