WA.2. Inquiry (INQ)
2-3.INQ. Conducting Investigations: In prior grades students learned that scientific investigations involve trying to answer questions by making observations or trying things out. In grades 2-3 students learn to conduct different kinds of investigations. Although students may not yet be able to plan investigations alone, they can carry out investigations in collaboration with other students and support from the teacher. Actions may include observing and describing objects, events, and organisms, classifying them and making and recording measurements. Students should also display their data using various tables and graphs, make inferences based on evidence, and discuss their results with other students.
2-3 INQB. Investigate: Students know that a scientific investigation may include making and following a plan to accurately observe and describe objects, events, and organisms; make and record measurements, and predict outcomes.
2-3 INQB.1. Students are expected to work with other students to make and follow a plan to carry out a scientific investigation. Actions may include accurately observing and describing objects, events, and organisms; measuring and recording data; and predicting outcomes.
2-3 INQD. Investigate: Students know that simple instruments, such as magnifiers, thermometers, and rulers provide more information than scientists can obtain using only their unaided senses.
2-3 INQD.1. Students are expected to use simple instruments (e.g., metric scales or balances, thermometers, and rulers) to observe and make measurements, and record and display data in a table, bar graph, line plot, or pictograph.