This week in class, we talked about investigable
questions. Asking questions is a critical part of science. Wondering about the
world and questioning the human experience has inspired many a scientist.
Asking “why” will inspire the scientists of the future, as well. I believe that
the old saying, “no such thing as a bad question,” has merit.

However, not all questions are created equal. In
science education, we focus on a particular type of question – investigable
questions. Asking questions is one of the Science and Engineering Practices
defined by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Other practices include
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations, Analyzing and Interpreting […]