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03/12/13  |  London

Teaching about biodiversity: a lesson from the Botanic Garden of Bordeaux

‘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

Train the Trainer manual: helping you run your own INQUIRE course

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.

23/09/13  |  London

“Minibeast Trackers”: A new Inquiry-based resource

A new lesson plan for Early Years and Primary pupils developed by Eden Project’s education team is aiming to stimulate children’s sensory curiosity by looking for minibeasts.

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What is the biggest barrier to implementing IBSE in your practice?

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Knowing which questions to ask to facilitate the IBSE activity
Changing from a didactic approach to an inquiry-based approach
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