INQUIRE is helping to reinvigorate inquiry-based science education throughout Europe. Run by botanic gardens in 11 countries, INQUIRE teacher training courses are demonstrating how IBSE can inspire students in science and help address biodiversity and climate change.
10/12/13 | London
This fun, short lesson illustrates the connections between plants and their pollinators. By playing the part of humming birds, young people discover how beak length and plant structure are interrelated.
05/12/13 | London
During this lesson young people compete over a contract to plant an avenue of trees. This, not only, teaches them about plant science, but hones research skills, develops skills in working alone and collaborating and requires that they think about how best to present their findings.
03/12/13 | London
‘What is biodiversity?’ is an interesting and engaging lesson that highlights important concepts involved in ecosystems and biodiversity, whilst illustrating scientific practices and techniques to get young people actively thinking about environmental issues.
14/11/13 | London
This resource has been developed to allow botanic gardens and other cultural institutions to develop and deliver their own INQUIRE teacher and educator training courses.The aim is to make Inquiry-Based Science Education part of the educational practices of more institutions across Europe and beyond.
16/10/13 | London
IPCC report published in September reveals that, due to human activity, average global temperatures are at their highest for 1400 years. It is already affecting the planet and it's only going to get worse. With the report suffering backlash from still unconvinced critics, how are the public to know what to believe?
14/10/13 | London
Up to 2bn tonnes of perfectly good food is wasted every year, resulting in the loss of land, water and energy. In Europe, better farming practices and transport, storage and processing facilities means that a larger proportion of food produced reaches our market. Why then do we waste it through retail and customer behaviour?
27/09/13 | Moscow
We would like to present our experience, which may be interesting to teachers not only in secondary education, but also in primary schools. During three months we conducted a natural science study group for schoolchildren 10-11 years in Moscow school No 57. The students in the group compiled plant determinants...
19/09/13 | Bremen, Germany
15 wild plant species are endangered in Germany. This species include arnica (Arnica montana), dune gentian (Gentianella uliginosa) and marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza majalis). Aim of the project is to build up a national network for protecting endangered wild plants in Germany to provide a long-term survivable population of these species.
I am looking forward to learning to use IBSE in the classroom. Juliet Smith, teacher of KS2, London
This is a fun and simple role play to teach secondary school students about the relationship between plants and their pollinators. By playing the part of humming birds, young people discover the connection between plant structure and beak length and how this affects pollination.View this resource idea