In this section you will find a host of resources for teaching IBSE. We’ve searched through many books, education packs and websites to find resources relevant for teaching in botanic gardens and other informal education settings. For each one we’ve prepared a short review and a link to the relevant website. We have also developed resources especially for the INQUIRE project. These are available to everyone participating in an INQUIRE course. To sign up for an INQUIRE course click here.
28/03/13 | pdf
How can you teach the topic of decomposition by using as specimens a fresh and a mouldy fruit? This inquiry-based lesson developed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will engage your students in lively discussions, will take them by surprise and stimulate their curiosity.Expand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
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19/02/13 | Report
Informal science education in the UK reaches mainly young people between 5-16 while under-fives, adults and lower socioeconomig groups are underserved. Find out more about the provision of informal science sector in the UK by reading the recently published reports commissioned by the Wellcome Trust: ‘Review of Informal Science Learning’ and ‘Analysing the UK Science, Education Community: The contribution of informal providers’Expand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
25/04/13 | London
Large and complex topics, like how ecosystems work for example, can be challenging to explain. Using small, observable experiments can therefore be useful in simulating of landscape-scale processes. Scientists have used pitcher plants as tiny model ecosystems to study how “tipping points” are triggered in lakes and ponds. Perhaps this could generate some ideas for IBSE demonstrations?