DRAFT - BC Science Inquiry Framework

A reorganization of the draft competencies

Based on the Smarter Science Framework, and taken from the BC Draft Curriculum as released on Dec 2013. Open and Online at: http://bit.ly/bcinquiryframework

Contents:

Rationale

A BC Version of The Framework

Competency Statements and Grade Levels from BC Curriculum

Questioning and Predicting:

Planning and conducting

Processing and analyzing data and information

Evaluating

Communicating

Competencies from BC Curriculum by Grade

Rationale

This framework seeks to blend two inquiry resources for the benefit of BC Students and Teachers: the “competencies” for Science Education as described in the Draft BC Curriculum as well as the “framework” for Inquiry as defined by Smarter Science.

As a BC Educator I feel these both have tremendous value, and hope to find a synergy here in blending them. This framework groups and organizes inquiry competencies under 5 headings (taken from draft curriculum) and 15 new sub headings. The framework and describes the sub headings using language from the draft science curriculum. Included with each of the 15 competencies are the grade bands in which they are present in the curriculum.

A BC Version of The Framework

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Competency Statements and Grade Levels from BC Curriculum

Questioning and Predicting:


Planning and conducting


Processing and analyzing data and information


Evaluating

Communicating