Inquiry Spaces

An Inquiry Learning Space (ILS) offers science students the opportunity to engage in inquiry learning in a structured and supportive manner. Inquiry spaces are learning environments that can contain labs, learning resources, and apps that support inquiry learning processes. Learning resources are typically texts, videos, and other materials to assist students to grasping a basic understanding of the learning material and to prepare them for investigations or performing experiments. Teachers usually set up an inquiry space for their students. An inquiry space can be shared with other teachers who can repurpose and adapt it to fit their own needs and goals.

How to create an inquiry space? An inquiry space can be created directly from an online lab by using the “create inquiry space” button at the page at Golabz that describes the lab. This button opens the Go-Lab authoring platform (www.graasp.eu) with an inquiry cycle defined, the lab in the investigation phase, and the other phases ready to be filled with learning resources and apps. An alternative route is to select an existing ILS here and use the button “copy and use this inquiry space” to create a new version of the inquiry space that can be adapted a personalised. You could find more support information here.

Use scenarios to create Inquiry Spaces.
The Go-Lab experts have also prepared a few senarios to help teachers create inquiry spaces based on a specific pedagogical idea. Check out the scenarios

Publishing Inquiry Spaces: Many teachers have been publishing their inquiry spaces in various languages besides English. Thanks to teachers' support, Go-Lab is able to share plenty of educational resources with you. You can also share your own inquiry space by using the "Publish inquiry space" button once your ILS has been completed in the Go-Lab authoring platform.

We would be glad to hear from you if you have any question or feedback.

Faulkes Telescopes Team, Eleftheria Tsourlidaki

In this exercise students use the Impact Calculator lab to investigate what happens when a comet it hits the Earth. Through the investigation students get acquainted with the gravitational potential energy while they also practice with using... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18
German Carro Fernandez
Elio Sancristobal
Manuel Castro

With this ILS you can to learn about the vision and perception of colors:

  • Colors on the nature.
  • Digital or RGB colors on
  • ... read more
Language: 
English
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14
Nikoletta Xenofontos
Anna Fiakkou
Zacharias Zacharia

The challenge of this lesson is to determine how the light fixtures in a house are connected, in series or in parallel? Your task is to perform a scientific investigation in order to provide enough arguments for the appropriate setup.

... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Pandora Sifnioti

This Inquiry Learning Space is designed for young Chemistry students of lower secondary school (12-15 years old) and aims at introducingan atom’s main "building blocks": protons, neutron and electrons.

Students will “build” atoms through... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14
Julieta Jimenez de Llano Garcia

En este espacio vamos a trabajar el tema de las reglas de solubilidad siguiendo el método de aprendizaje por indagación. Para ello, los estudiantes han de recorrer, por orden, las siguientes fases realizando las... read more

Language: 
Spanish
Age range: 
14-16, 16-18
German Carro Fernandez
Elio Sancristobal
Manuel Castro

With this ILS you can to learn about the robotic and the use of a robotic arm as a tool:

  • What robotic arm is.
  • How robotic arm works.
  • Why is useful a roobtic arm.

Metodology of use:

Language: 
English
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14
Tanasescu Gabriela-Violeta

Deşi niciun astronaut nu a păşit încă pe Marte, oamenii de ştiinţă se pregătesc deja pentru ziua în care pământenii vor ajunge pe planeta roşie. Lecţia propusă este utilă pentru descoperirea diferitelor caracteristici ale sistemului solar, ... read more

Language: 
Romanian
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Pandora Sifnioti

This Inquiry Learning Space is designed for young Chemistry students of lower secondary school (12-15 years old) and aims at introducing the pH concept and scale.

It is based on a pHET simulation which is simple to use and involves the... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
14-16
Siswa van Riesen

In this ILS students can learn about properties of objects that influence whether an object sinks or floats in the water. They get the assignment to find out which materials they can use to build a raft that floats in order to leave the island... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14
Eleftheria Tsourlidaki

This activity aims to introduce to students the concept of varying galactic morphologies. Students will look in detail at images of numerous galaxies derived from the ‘Faulkes telescopes’ and they will attempt to classify them according to their... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18

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