Inquiry-Based Science Education Resources

Inquiry-Based Science Education (or IBSE) is a form of science education that gives the student the opportunity to explore a subject/topic through hands-on activities, investigation and posing of questions. It is designed to reflect how students actually learn, and engages students in the process of scientific inquiry. Increasingly it is seen as key to developing their scientific literacy, enhancing their understanding of scientific concepts and heightening their appreciation of how science works.

This technique was successfully used during the INQUIRE project, with partner gardens as well as school teachers, trained in this technique. The project produced a range of resources that are available to download below:

Associated resources

  • INQUIRE Final Report

    Public Engagement / Publication / English
  • INQUIRE Course Manual

    Public Engagement / Publication / English
  • INQUIRE PRACTITIONER MANUAL

    Public Engagement / Publication / English
  • The INQUIRE lesson plans

    Public Engagement / Publication / English
  • INQUIRE Quality Management report

    Public Engagement / Publication / English
  • INQUIRE Dissemination summary (compressed)

    Public Engagement / Publication / English
  • INQUIRE - External evaluation report

    Public Engagement / Publication / English
  • INQUIRE - Ethical guidelines

    Public Engagement / Publication / English

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