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The astronomer Carl Sagan once said, "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." But how do you think like a scientist? Scientists try to answer questions about the world around them.
In the Investigate! exhibit, you get to be the scientist at home by following the four-step process.
- Ask a question: What’s going on?
- Make a guess: Why is it happening?
- Check it out: Conduct an experiment.
- Investigate further: What did you learn? How does it make sense with what you already knew?
Investigate! provides the materials to do a variety of experiments, along with some ideas on how to get started; from there, it's up to you! Once you’ve learned to think like a scientist, you can find things to investigate at home and beyond!