SAILS Inquiry and Assessment Units showcase the benefits of adopting inquiry approaches in classroom practice, exemplify how assessment practices are embedded in inquiry lessons and illustrate the variety of assessment opportunities and /or assessment processes available to science teachers.
ESTABLISH Teaching and Learning Units serve as exemplary materials for science teachers and educators to support the use of Inquiry Based Science Education and foster a mutually beneficial relationships between industrial, scientific, teaching and educational communities.
These sets of activities were written by Irish science teachers and science education researchers for investigations in Junior Certificate Science. We think there could be a place for them in the new Junior Cycle Science Specification.
The SUSTAIN (Supporting Science Teaching Advancement through Inquiry) network, funded through EU Comenius, has developed an innovative IBSE-based “toolbox” on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on three major ESD topics Food in ESD, Energy and Everyday objects.
The Energy resource is available for download here. Further resources can be found on the SUSTAIN project website.
The Fibonacci project has developed a number of resources for teachers and teacher education. These include Background resources which define the general principles of inquiry-based science education and inquiry-based mathematics education and of their implementation and Companion resources which provide provide practical information, instructional ideas and activities, and assessment tools for the effective implementation of an inquiry-based approach in science and mathematics at school.