The Inquiry Project: Seeing the World Through a Scientist’s Eyes

The Inquiry Project is a grades 3–5 curriculum that involves students in investigations about matter. A major part of the project consists of involving students in collaborative work. The project's website highlights curricular design and implementation tools for teachers, including instructional planning, formative assessment, and professional development. Educators are presented with a number of case examples to support science understanding, student discussions, and classroom instruction and assessment. 

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This project's site provides several professional development materials, including video examples, workshop materials, and other resources to support educators’ learning. An additional support for teachers is a detailed presentation on how the Inquiry curriculum is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.