"Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system." - Rupert Sheldrake
In an inquiry-based learning environment the teachers' job is not to provide knowledge, but to help students along their process of discovering knowledge. Rather than giving out explanations beforehand and taking them on as verbatim, learners should be given the role of directing their own learning which enables them to become independent learners.
Under Science and Inquiry-based curriculum class, 1 year course students can be seen doing hands-on experimentation and trying to figure out and explain how some of these experiments result in a certain manner.