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Institute for Inquiry: Workshops to Introduce Teachers to Inquiry


The Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry received a major grant from the National Science Foundation to create a series of workshops for introducing teachers to inquiry. Freely available guides provide step-by-step instructions and access to complete materials online so professional developers and teacher educators can present these workshops on their own.

"Using hands-on experiences and focused reflection, Institute for Inquiry workshops give teachers a thorough grounding in the pedagogy and practice of science inquiry. Participants examine different ways of teaching hands-on science, explore the process skills of inquiry, engage in a full scientific inquiry, and consider ways to include inquiry in their own classrooms."