Tools of Inquiry

5 Powerful Teaching Tools for Your Science Course

Learning science as inquiry promotes a humanistic environment for students to learn science. Collaboration, piquing students curiosities and interests, discussion and talk are some of the tools that teachers of inquiry use with their students. These tools are presented here and in the text, Science As Inquiry. 

These five tools of inquiry provide a repertoire of approaches for teachers use to create an inquiry-based science classroom.  These tools include Cooperative Learning, Exciting Examples of Everyday Phenomena (EEEPs), Fuzzy Situations, Active Learning, and Project-Based Teaching.  Click on any of the links in the sidebar, or in the graphic below to learn more about these tools. 

Text Reference: Chapter 1 - 5, Science as Inquiry