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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

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Using Appropriate Vocabulary

The skill of using appropriate vocabulary involves exploring new vocabulary in context and developing the ability to use vocabulary to communicate thinking and learning.

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Communicating

Communication is the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, and/or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else.

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Working Collaboratively

Working collaboratively is the act of working effectively with other students and/or adults within diverse groupings.

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Analyzing & Interpreting

Analyzing data is a process of looking for patterns in data that has been collected through inquiry and figuring out about what the patterns might mean. Interpreting the data is a process of trying to explain the patterns that were discovered.

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Working Safely

The skill of working safely involves students taking responsibility for their own safe participation, and the safety of others, during Inquiries and Design & Build challenges.

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Recording Data

The skill of recording data involves the documenting of data and observations in a variety of forms in order to preserve it for later use.

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Comparing & Contrasting

Comparing and contrasting are ways of looking at things to determine how they are alike and how they are different.

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Sorting & Classifying

The process of sorting involves grouping objects or events according to their similarities whereas the process of classifying involves grouping objects or events into pre-determined groups.

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Making Connections

The ability to make connections involves a process of connecting prior knowledge to new knowledge and experiences.

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Observing

The skill of observing involves using all of the senses, as appropriate, to find out about the characteristics, properties and attributes of objects, places and events.

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Planning

Planning is a thinking skill that involves identifying methods, materials and a sequence of events to reach a goal, complete a project or accomplish a task.

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Questioning

The skill of questioning allows students to pursue their ideas and explore the world around them.

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Predicting

The skill of predicting involves forecasting what is believed will occur in the future.

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Reflecting

Reflection, in terms of the Design & Build process, involves analyzing the results from prototype testing and determining how well the design met the established criteria.

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Prototyping

A prototype is a working model that is used to test a design solution and is typically what is built or created during a student “Design & Build” challenge.

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