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.

Carla Ribeiro, Javier, Tsetsa Hristova, José Gonçalves (eufisica)

This scenario is connected to simple harmonic motion.

The students will calculate the period of solar motion by analazing sunspots. They will do it by using images collected from SOHO repositoru and they can compare their results between... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
16-18
Casper de Jong

In deze ILS leren leerlingen de werking van tandwielen beter te begrijpen.read more

Language: 
Dutch
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14
Leo Siiman, Mario Mäeots ja Margus Pedaste

Õpilased viivad läbi uurimuslikud tegevused ja katsed virtuaalsetes laborites „Happed, alused ja nende lahused“ ning „pH-skaala: algtõed“. Õpilaste ülesanne on leida vastused kolmele küsimusele: (1) Mida näitab pH? (2) Milline lahus võib tekitada... read more

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

Em que diferem os ácidos fortes dos ácidos fracos? De que forma a concentração e a força dos ácidos ou das bases afectam o pH? Poderá uma solução de ácido fraco ter o mesmo pH de uma outra solução de ácido forte? Vamos investigar estes assuntos... read more

Language: 
Portuguese
Age range: 
16-18

In this ILS students find out about gears. The ILS follows the 'Finding the Mistake' scenario. Three hypothetical characters state hypotheses about gears and the direction they turn. It is up to your students to find... read more

Language: 
English
Age range: 
6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14

Esta ILS é a segunda de 8 ILS adaptadas do projeto Stablish - Designing a Low Energy Home (http://www.establish-fp7.eu/resources/units/designing-low-energy-home... read more

Language: 
Portuguese
Age range: 
14-16, 16-18
Bas Kollöffel
Ellen Wassink-Kamp
Ton de Jong

Welcome to this ILS about electrical circuits. In this ILS the learners are invited to examine the ideas from a (fictitious) fellow learner, John, about electricity and electrical circuits. Through experimentation, the learners test John's ideas... read more

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

Este ILS procura levar os alunos a descobrir as leis de Charles, Boyle-Mariotte e Gay-Lussac, de forma qualitativa. O ILS pode ser conduzido para a análise quantitatíva, utilizando as ferramentas de análise gráfica, e/ou conduzido para a... read more

Language: 
Portuguese
Age range: 
14-16, 16-18
Julieta Jimenez de Llano Garcia

En este espacio los estudiantes usan un Simulador de impactos para investigar qué ocurre cuando un meteorito impacta contra la superficie terrestre. A través de esta investigación los estudiantes profundizan en ciertos conceptos físicos... read more

Language: 
Spanish
Age range: 
14-16

Welcome! Electrical circuit lab is integrated in the Investigation phase. Click and type here to edit this text...read more

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

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