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.

Eleftheria Tsourlidaki, Angelos Lazoudis

In this activity students have the chance to test the conservation of momentum in particle collisions. Using data from the ATLAS experiment at CERN they determine the total momentum from all particles tracked after a particle collision and they... read more

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

The student will design experiments with a virtual circuit to find the equations that rule the behavior of series and parallel circuit as far as voltage, current and resistance concerns. They will:... read more

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

In “Find the mistake!” the inquiry process is organized around spotting mistakes of other (fictitious) students on a specific subject. Research shows that this is a very effective learning apporach since it gives students a clear focus in the... read more

Eleftheria Tsourlidaki

Students will observe the movement a virtual Foucault's pendulum in order to witness the Earth's rotation. Students will also learn about circular motion and angular velocity.

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

Students will study the motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field, in order to determine the strength of the field of one of the ATLAS magnets, used to measure the momentum of the particles produced by particle collisions at the CERN LHC... read more

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

Edward de Bono’s (1999) Six Thinking Hats is a widely adopted creativity technique in various fields, including education. Essentially, Six Thinking Hats provides directions for adopting different modes of thinking, characterized by six coloured... read more

Eleftheria Tsourlidaki

In this activity students investigate the different shapes of galaxies and their origin. They observe images taken from telescopes which depict interacting galaxies and in sequence they use the “Galaxy Crash” simulation in order to simulate the... read more

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

Welcome! Plant Diversity .Environmental pollution has an adverse effect on plants especially those medicinal that have beneficial effects on the health of the body.The main causes of the disappearance of plant and animal species are:... read more

Language: 
Romanian
Age range: 
14-16, 16-18
Irene Lequerica Zorrozua

The Windmill Lab is intended to experiment with eolic energy. It can be used together with the Solar Lab ILS in order to take a closer look at revnewable energies and to study the relationship between both types of energies.read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16

Try to understand the functioning of an electrical circuit establishing an analogy with a mountain run. According to this, deduce the Ohm's Law carrying out some variations in critical parameters and predicting current or intensity changes. After... read more

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

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