Inquiry is an approach to learning that engages our natural curiosity and desire to make sense of the world.
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The skill of predicting involves forecasting what is believed will occur in the future.
The skill of questioning allows students to pursue their ideas and explore the world around them.
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.
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.
The ability to make connections involves a process of connecting prior knowledge to new knowledge and experiences.
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.
Comparing and contrasting are ways of looking at things to determine how they are alike and how they are different.
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.