Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions with MND

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions


The products of science are explanations and the products of engineering are solutions.

The goal of science is the construction of theories that provide explanatory accounts of the world. A theory becomes accepted when it has multiple lines of empirical evidence and greater explanatory power of phenomena than previous theories. (NRC Framework, 2012, p 52)

Snow and Ice Extent 1Snow and Ice Extent 2Snow and Ice Extent 3

Example Questions

  1. How does the snow and ice coverage vary from these three images?
  2. What do you see as a possible explanation for these changes?
  3. Predict the order in which you may expect to find these values during the course of a calendar year and explain your reasoning. (January, March, June)