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Student Help

How do I create an account?

To start, go to INQITS.COM through an up-to-date version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. From the homepage, click on Create an Account. Click on Student to create your personal account. You will need an access code from your teacher. For full instructions, follow along with our Getting Started for Students document.

How do I log back in?

From the INQITS.COM homepage, click on Log In. If you have a linked Google or Clever Account, you may sign-in with Google or Clever. Otherwise sign-in using your Inq-ITS username and password.

How do I find my username?

The system automatically creates a username for you in the following format: first two letters of your first name, your last name, an animal. For example, Bobby Jones would have username bojonesbear. Your teacher can find it in their Settings tab if you forget.

How do I find my password?

If you have lost or forgotten your password, your teacher can reset it for you.

What do the stars mean under “See my Progress”?

The star scoring system shows how well you have done in your labs based on our Science Practices Rubric​​​​​​​.

How can I get a copy of my labs? 

When you are on the Assigned Labs page, click on See My Work to see a copy of your lab. If your teacher wants a copy of your work, right-click on the page, select Print, and choose Save as PDF under the Destination setting to get a file you can save and send. For a walkthrough, see our lab copy video.

How can I connect my account to Google and/or Clever?

To connect to your Google or Clever account after account creation, go to Settings and click the labeled button to configure your sign-in and link to your account. Be sure to sign-in using your school email.

How can I restart my lab?

If you need your lab restarted, you can ask your teacher to re-assign the lab to you. For more options, see our lab restart video​​​​​​​.

Why does the dinosaur keep popping up?

The dinosaur is Rex, our virtual tutor, who pops up when you are having trouble in a lab. For a more detailed explanation, see our Rex video.

What is an Independent Variable?

An independent variable is what you will change in the experiment.

What is a Dependent Variable?

A dependent variable is what will happen due to your change (independent variable) in the experiment.

Why won’t Rex let me move forward with one trial?

In order to fully test a hypothesis, you need more than one trial, since this allows you to see the changes when you switch your independent variables. For more information, see our Student Guide to Science Inquiry document​​​​​​​.

What am I supposed to write for Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning?

Your claim is a statement or conclusion that answers the original question (hypothesis). Your evidence is appropriate and sufficient scientific data to support the claim. Your reasoning is A scientific principle that connects the evidence to the claim. For more information, see our Claim Evidence Reasoning document​​​​​​​.

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