Causing Inquiry

with Science!

Within Structured Inquiry...

people are provided with the question and procedure, however the task is to generate an explanation that is supported by the evidence collected in the procedure.

Within Guided Inquiry...

people are provided with only the research question. The task is to design the procedure and test the question. Since this kind of inquiry is more open than a structured inquiry, it is most successful when people have had numerous opportunities to learn and practice different ways to plan experiments and record data.


Within Student-initiated Inquiry...

the student presents the question and is then guided by the teacher while they search and problem solve to find the answer.


Example Experiments to Trigger Inquiry

To enhance these science activites I would, of course, add technology! By doing the project hands on and having the students video it they will be able to replay each reaction while researching and problem solving why it happened and how to recreate it.

ENHANCE IT!

To enhance these science activites...add technology! By doing the project hands on and having the students video, they will be able to replay each reaction while researching and problem solving why it happened and how to recreate it.