Natural Inquirer: Using Nature to Promote Inquiry

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Research shows that increasing inquiry-based science instruction in the classroom has positive impacts on student achievement. During this workshop you will learn about the different types of inquiry activities, experience models of using scientific inquiry to explore the natural world and build your confidence and skill in restructuring some of your classroom lessons to be more inquiry-based. You'll discover how different scientific inquiry methods address multiple intelligences, differentiation and creating relevance for your students. But, no worries! Becoming a natural inquirer at the Zoo is fun! You'll leave the course enthusiastic and empowered to bring the same excitement and sense of discovery to your classroom.

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