Inq-ITS Research-based Lab Design
Designing a new Inq-ITS lab is a labor of love.
Each time we follow the same process...
1. We start with the standards. We want to make sure that we are building a new set of investigations that will meet the needs of teachers and students in the classroom.
2. We delve into the research and talk to teachers to make sure we are prepared to help students confront the misconceptions they have in that specific topic area.
3. Finally, we brainstorm and design online labs with connections to the real world.
Whether we are letting students change the tilt of the Earth so they can explore the causes of Earth’s seasons or colliding remote control cars on an icy road to test momentum, we strive to build virtual labs that allow students to explore in a manner they cannot in the classroom.