Inquiry Learning Spaces (ILSs) are personalized learning resources for students, including a lab, apps, and any other type of multimedia material. ILSs follow an inquiry cycle. Inquiry cycles can differ but the basic Go-Lab cycle consists of the phases Orientation, Conceptualisation, Investigation, Conclusion, and Discussion. The aim of an ILS is to provide students with an opportunity to conduct scientific experiments, being guided through the inquiry process and supported at each step.

This page presents ILSs created by teachers or the Go-Lab and/or Next-Lab team (and often in co-creation), on a large set of domains and in many languages. You can create ILSs starting from an online lab, but also copy and adapt an existing ILS with the help of the Go-Lab authoring platform. Visit the Support page where you will find demo-videos, tips & tricks, and user manuals, that explain how to work with the Go-Lab authoring platform and how to publish your own ILS once it is finished.

If you are looking for Inquiry Learning Spaces especially suitable for the curricula of Benin, Kenya or Nigeria, please visit our Collections page.

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A combination of a Virtual Lab (PhET) and a Real Experiment (PocketLab Voyager) to answer a Research Question and make a Model.  

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In this activity students will learn about UV radiation and their relationship with the human body.

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In this ILS we examine the function of the neuron.

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Electromagnetic waves forms a major part of our day to day life. they shape not just our lifestyle but are of utmost importance in some spheres. This ranges from communication to health.

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Sound is produced when an object vibrates. It  is a form of mechanical wave hence requires a material medium for its propagation. The chief objective of this ILS is to demonstrate that sound needs a material medium for its propagation.

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This is an introductory activity about tsunamis. Students learn about the mechanism behind the generation of these giant waves and how they can be protected by them.

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This is an introductory activity about volcanoes. Students learn about their main features, their creation and the effects of volcanic eruptions to humans.

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This ILS is used in the Form 2 (grade 10) Kenyan curriculum.The learners at this stage have already been taught about the rectilinear propagation of light.The objective of the lesson is that by the end the learners will be able to (i) determine experimentally the characteristics of images formed

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This is a lesson prepared for a form 4 class(Grade 12) Kenyan curriculum. The objective of the lesson is that by the end of the lesson the learners should be able to state the characteristics of images formed by thin lenses

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The ILS is prepared for Form 3 ( Grade 11) Kenyan curriculum.This will help the the learner to understand the Ohm's law clearly. It helps the learner to vary the current and voltage when the resistance is kept constant.  The ILS uses the 5Es stages of the learning process.

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The ILS is based on a topic covered at Form 4 (Grade 12) Kenyan curriculum. It gives a good chance for the learner to investigate and understand the relationship between the frequency of radiation in photoelectric effect and the corresponding stopping potential.

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The ILS is based on a topic covered at Form 3 (Grade 11) Kenyan curriculum. It gives a good chance for the learner to investigate and understand the relationship between the angles of incidence and the corresponding angles of refraction as light moves from one medium to another.

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This online lesson is about light and photosynthesis, and it is based on a lesson by Amrita OLabs

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ILS developed by Richard Njiiri for a topic covered at Form three (Grade 11) Kenyan curriculum. The lesson is to help recognize the basic relationship between current flowing through a conductor and the potential difference across it

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This is a lesson on a topic covered at form 3 (Grade 11) Kenyan curriculum Objective Create a relationship between the amount of heating that occurs due to flow of current in an appliance, the amount of current and potential difference across it.  

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In this activity students will work on trajectories by trying to send a spacecraft to Mars. Since Earth and Mars are in constant motion students also get acquainted with the notion of relative motion.

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This lesson is about electrical circuits (translation of the space 'Elektrische Circuits').

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In this ILS student's will reflect about the relationship between humans and bees and research the possible human factors that affect bees in a positive and in a negative way.

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This is the third of three ILSs about light. In this ILS the HTML5 Phet lab “Bending light - Prisms” is used. The same female avatar as in the previous ILSs about the Colour of light and Refraction 1 guides the students during the ILS.

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This is the second of three ILSs about light. In this ILS the HTML5 Phet lab “Bending light - Intro” is used. The same female avatar as in the Colour of light guides the students during the ILS.

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This is the first of three ILSs about light. In this ILS the HTML5 Phet lab “Color vision” is used. A female avatar guides the students during the ILS. The first part is about the fact that we can only see things when light is shining on them.

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This ILS is for young students learning about the water cycle. It guides them to learn about the four main stages of the water cycle by using the Water Cycle Lab.

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In this ILS students are introduced to the concept of friction and they conduct guided experimentation to learn more about this phenomenon. At the end, they apply the new knowledge about friction to explain everyday situations where friction plays an important role.

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This inquiry activity guides students to study photosynthesis in plants through collaborative learning.

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This inquiry activity guides students to study photosynthesis in plants through collaborative learning.

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This lesson is about gears (translation of the space 'Tandwielen Ontdekken'). By helping Stef to design his bicycle, you will learn which side gears turn and how you can use them to accelerate.

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This ILS gives the chance to investigate the relation between the frequency of a radiation falling on a metal surface and the stopping potential against the photoelectrons. Better understanding and application of the Einstein's equation is made possible using the ILS

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What are the reasons for seasons? Which are the main phenomena that cause this change on Earth? Let's find out together using this learning space.

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Science Journal from Google has a windmill project where the technology and engineering of an Anduino One and a lightsensor are helping to understand how the windmill works.    

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Ohm's Law deals with the relationship between voltage and current in an ideal conductor. This relationship states that:

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This ILS refers on the environmental problem of global climate change. Students study and learn for causes, consequences and ways to address the problem. They could also take a role of scientist and investigate climate change by different aspects. 

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In this lesson, you will be able to learn how to perform simple pendulum experiment. This will enable you to vary the parameters and calculate the value of the periodic time of the pendulum as it oscillates.

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In this lesson you will explore how scientists locate the epicenter of an earthquake.

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In this lesson you will learn about: a) the types of seismic waves b) the characteristics of waves c) the propagation of seismic waves in the Earth's layers.

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How do gears work on a bike? How does the size of the gears influence the speed of the wheel?  Do you always have to pedal faster in order to go faster? These are some of the questions that can be addressed in this simple ILS.   

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We aim to find out where the error lies in placing geometry elements.Two figures are composed of the same polygons but in another order.

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In this lesson we will investigate what plants need to grow.

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Take a role of scientist for study and learn about earthquakes.-Relation between earthquakes and limits of tectonic plates-Investigation basic earthquakes' parametres, using real data by research center Orfeas.-Statistic measuments and graphs for earthquakes.-Plans for protection by earthquakes

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The food preparation is a daily process. Need to consume energy for cooking in the kitchen, the oven, the microwave. This energy we get from the combustion of gas or electricity.Many of our meals are warming the food to cook.

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Students learn about standing waves and explore their properties. 

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This guided inquiry/research space will help you investigate some of the fundamental principles involved in the function of particle accelerators and help you find out more about what happens at TRIUMF, a cyclotron located at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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Welcome! Structure of the Atmosphere is integrated in the Investigation phase. Students please complete all phases of this assignment and we will discuss it at the end.

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Welcome! Newton's Cradle is integrated in the Investigation phase. Click and type here to edit this text...

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 The lesson use the Impact Calculator lab to investigate what happens when a comet or asteroid hits a solar body. It explains the formation of craters in the entire solar system. The students have to make some investigations and to draw conclussions.

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Welcome! Newton's Law Lab!Student Please be sure to practice this everyday so your ready to take the test we will be having.

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In this ILS we have combined CLIL (Content and language Integrated Learning) with IBSE (Inquiry based science education methodology.

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In this activity students have the chance to study the conservation of Mechanical Energy using a roller-coaster made by the group.

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Cells are selectively permeable, meaning that their membranes allow some substances to cross easily while others are unable to cross without assistance.

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The following exercise aims to give you an intorductin to the concept of varying galactic morphologies. You will look in detail at images of numerous galaxies and you will attempt to classify them according to the Hubble Classification Scheme.

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In this lesson you will investigate the relation between the different types of tectonic plates boundaries and the occurrence of earthquakes.

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Welcome! A virtual lab (Star in a Box) is integrated in the Investigation phase.

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Welcome!This is a learning space in which you will have the opportunity to review the visualization of sound waves.This learning space was designed primarily for 16-18 year old students.Within this ILS students will be introduced to Chladni Plates, Ruben's Tube, Speaker Dish, Ferrofluid and Hose Pip

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In this exercise, students use the Impact Calculator to recreate the impact event that is thought to have led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.They will investigate how varying values of projectile velocity influences the amount of energy that is released upon impact.

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In this activity, students use the Down2Earth Impact Calculator to design impactors that upon striking Earth's surface, produce craters corresponding to some of those found on Earth's surface from previous events.

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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.

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This is the Basic Scenario.

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Welcome! Movement of planets and planetary configurations is integrated in the Investigation phase. Click and type here to edit this text...

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Welcome! Movement of planets and planetary configurations is integrated in the Investigation phase. Click and type here to edit this text...

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Welcome! Within this Inquiry Learning Space you will learn the theory of Ohm's Law and how to apply it on a real circuit with the help of the VISIR remote lab.

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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 out who is right and who made a mistake.

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This ILS is based on the learning materials developed by Lisette van Rens of the VU Amsterdam. Adapted by Henny Leemkuil, (Department of Instructional Technology, University of Twente). In this ILS students will:

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This is the Basic Scenario.

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In the Basic scenario, student learning is centered around performing fundamental inquiry tasks such as identifying variables, making predictions, conducting experiments and drawing evidence-based conclusions.

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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. 

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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.

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The GearUp ILS is used to introduce basic notions around gear sizes and rotation speed for 10-12 year olds.

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Simple DC circuits !

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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:

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Experimental (open) inquiry with low-cost materials, on the simultaneous freefall of two different bodies from the same height (for General & Special Education) 

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This inquiry learning space is about photosythesis. Besides the computer simulation you will find 2 nice hands-on activities and a game to spark students learning.

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 What environmental impact does solar energy have?What is evaporation? How did people cook before cooking devices (ovens, stove, microwave etc.)? Make a solar cooker/oven and let's cook! Using this ILS explore and

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The Sun is a yellow dwarf star at the centre of our Solar System. It is 4.5 billion years old and has converted about half of the hydrogen in its core into helium. The Sun is the most popular star. It gives life for the whole universe. It has prodigiously energy.

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This activity demonstrates the different ways meteorite impacts may effect our lives and our planet.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of gears!

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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.

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Welcome! Big Construction and circuits analysis behavior inside. is integrated in the Investigation phase. Click and type here to edit this text...

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One of the most important concerns of the energy policy is solar energy systems education and promoting solar energy applications for sustainable development. The photovoltaic panel converts solar energy to electricity and represents the main element of a photovoltaic system.

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This activity consist on finding three cola drinks in bad conditions from a set of ten samples.

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Impact Scenarios in the Classroom is an activity that involves down2earth software to investigate the projectile parameters of existing twin lakes at Zerelia (Central Greece).

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An investigation using modelling software to learn about factors affecting crater depth or diameter

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An investigation using modelling software to learn about factors affecting crater depth or diameter

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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 circuit

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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.

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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 gear trains are connected and how they spin.

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This ILS has been created in order to allow students to experiment with the different factors related with the use of solar energy.

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In this activity, students works with a balloon powered car to better understand the science ideas of mass and force and explain what causes the balloon car to start moving, using ideas of action and reaction forces.

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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 accelerator.

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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.

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An inquiry learning space that focuses on the working of bicycle gears. Target group are sixth-graders (10-12 years old).Designed as part of a university course on innovative technology-based learning environments at the University of Twente, by four MSc students. 

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The phenomenon of shadow was, from antiquity, well defined as the absence of light.

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With this ILS you can to learn about the vision and perception of colors:Colors on the nature.Digital or RGB colors on technology.Color perception.Metodology of use:

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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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In this activity students have the chance to test the conservation of momentum in particle collisions.

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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 mathematical formulas and making graphs.

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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 creation of these galaxies.

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This activity aims to introduce to students the concept of varying galactic morphologies.

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This Inquiry Learning Space aims at understanding the different types of radioactivity particles and the basics about radioactivity decay.