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Institute for Inquiry
Created in response to widespread interest in inquiry-based science instruction, the Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry provides workshops, programs, on-line support, and an intellectual community for inquiry learning. This website includes many resources for teachers interested in inquiry-based teaching. There is a linked list of articles, a bibliography of resources, example classroom exercises and worksheets, case studies, and a downloadable book about inquiry thoughts, views, and strategies for the K-5 classroom.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Book
    • Journal article
    • Report
  • Educational theory and practice
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-329
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry