Foam


Parachutes

Ice Balloons

Process Circus

Pinhole Inquiry






These professional development activities can be used to develop an understanding of inquiry and the elements of inquiry teaching. Each activity is briefly written up and illustrated to give an overview. If you are interested in using the activities in your staff development, you can print out the entire document.




Foam
Distinguishes inquiry from other forms of hands-on instruction.

Ice Balloons
Highlights the skill of questioning which is essential to inquiry.

Process Circus
Highlights the process skills which are essential to inquiry.

Pinhole Inquiry Toolkit
An example of an inquiry experience. Includes a general structure for an inquiry experience, a description of an inquiry into pinholes, and neccessary background information and sources of materials for facilitating an inquiry workshop on pinholes.

Parachutes
Provides a structure for modifying existing activites to be more inquiry oriented.








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