Sometimes I start to wonder what constitutes an inquiry based approach to teaching science? Well it turns out that I am not the only one.
The folks over at the Institute For Inquiry are addressing some of these issues. The Institute is part of the Exploratorium, housed within San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits.
The Inquiry site has a great “foam activity” that helps identify the difference between inquiry based learning and other practices. It is great to see a more direct approach to help educators put an inquiry based curriculum into action.