Pathways to Inquiry: Analyzing and Building Science Inquiry Skills through Evidence-Based Technology Integration Project is developing a link between science inquiry skills development and earth science content knowledge for middle school earth science teachers and their students.
Inquiry skills are basic scientific skills including asking testable questions, generating hypothesis, designing investigations, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting the results, and drawing conclusions. It’s about teaching students how scientists ask and find answers to questions.
Through collaboration with teachers across Louisiana as well as LSU Information Technology Services, this project offers two interrelated tools, an Inquiry Skill Analyzer (iSA) and an Inquiry Activity Portal (iAP).
PTI project is funded by a three year grant from the National Science Foundation (2006-2009).
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