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.

Daniela Leone

Simulation of meteorite impacts on Earth.

The activity is inspired by the meteorites collection of San Giovanni in Persiceto Planetarium and Museum (... read more

Language: 
Italian
Age range: 
12-14

This Inquiry Learning Space aims at understanding the different types of radioactivity particles and the basics about radioactivity decay. Factors that influence the radioactivity intensity (distance from radioactivity source, exposure time and... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
14-16
Leo Siiman, Mario Mäeots, Karolin Mäe ja Margus Pedaste

Õpid kui tähtis on evolutsiooni mõistmiseks aru saada loodusliku ja sugulise valiku protsessidest. Nende teemade õppimiseks töötad läbi uurimistsükli, mis koosneb viiest uurimisetapist (suunaseadmine; küsimuste ja hüpoteeside püstitamine;... read more

Language: 
Estonian

In the Basic scenario student learning is centred around performing fundamental inquiry tasks such as identifying variables, making predictions, conducting experiments and drawing evidence-based conclusions. In order to facilitate the logical and... read more

German Carro Fernandez
Ramon Carrasco Borrego
Elio Sancristobal
Manuel Castro

With this ILS you can to learn about the electromagnetism:

-Electromagnet and power.

-Weight and electromagnetism.

Metodology of use:This ILS is designed to be use by teacers on classroom with the colaboration of students by... read more

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

Este ILS foi criado com alguns apontamentos disponibilizados por Alice Fernandes e Sónia Mesquita na sua atividade "Atributos do Som" e simulações do "Science of sound animation" do "Education Scotland", entre outras fontes.
Procura-se que... read more

Language: 
Portuguese
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Luis Vaquerizo

This ILS can be used as an introduction of “Machines and mechanisms” with 12 – 13 year old students. Videos capture the attention of the students; hypotheses make them think about the relationship between sizes, and rotation speed, about the way... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14
Zacharias Zacharia
Nikoletta Xenofontos
Anna Fiakkou

This inquiry space is an alternative way to introduce the Ohm's law, by having the students manipulate the variables of voltage (V) and resistance (R), in order to investigate how the electric current (l) is influenced. read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
14-16

Students will use the experimental data collected by the ATLAS experiment at CERN to “discover” invisible particles and calculate their mass. For this purpose they will identify different lepton types and use Einstein’s famous equation for the... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
14-16, 16-18, >18
Mikel Gil Osinaga and Mikel Etxaniz Añorga

Studying the explosion of a light bulb, making relations between heat, electrical energy and power and connecting this last concept with voltage, resistance and intensity variables in an electrical circuitread more

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

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