What do inquiry tasks look like in science?

It is not difficult to find inquiry tasks for science, although we would like to emphasise that a task in itself  is not an inquiry task. The way it is approached by the teacher (and the students) is crucially important, and for more guidance on how to use an inquiry approach see this section of the toolkit.

The mascil repository provides a range of different tasks that can be used in inquiry learning.

Others can be found on

The toolkit provides three tools to explore the question of what inquiry tasks look like in science.

Tool IH-1: Exploring teachers’ ideas

Tool IH-2: Exploring IBL tasks in science

Tool IH-3: Comparing approaches

These tools will help the group understand the types of task that are useful for IBL and the approaches that can be used with these tasks to encourage student inquiry.