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Scientists design investigations to answer their questions and test hypotheses. These range from systematic observations to full-blown experiments, depending on the questions they're trying to answer. In Journey North, students have opportunities to learn about professional scientists' investigations and to contribute and try to make sense of data. In some cases, students set up experiments to answer their own questions.

Help students consider how they (or scientists) should investigate a question, rather than having them memorize a formula. The science process, after all, is not linear and tidy as the lockstep "scientific method" might imply. Rather, questions, hypotheses, and explanations are constantly being created and revised as new information is uncovered.

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