See Inquiry in Action
Example: A Try Science Investigation
Participant Discussion Posts:
Post #1, The Prediction --
"I hypothesized that the colored salt water would layer on top of
the plain fresh water because salt water is less dense than fresh water.
I believed that eventually the salt water solution and fresh water solution
would mix to form a dilute salt solution. I based my prediction on the
fact that it is easier to float in salt water than fresh water. ... "
Post #2, Reflecting on the Results --
"SURPRISE SUPRISE!!! My investigation did not prove my hypothesis
-- I had the entire thought process mixed up. What I should have assumed
was that when I stated I can float easier in salt water than in fresh
it would mean the salt water is denser than the fresh water!"