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.
INQUIRE project reports and resources | Lesson plan
18/02/13 | Lesson plan
The aim of the lesson which is linked to climate change is to encourage secondary students to find out how CO2 is distributed around the World and to understand plants’ role in the absorption of CO2. This lesson has been developed for the Spanish INQUIRE course by the botanic gardens staff of CSIC, Madrid and UAH, Alcala, Spain.Expand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
INQUIRE project reports and resources | lesson plan
18/02/13 | lesson plan
This new INQUIRE lesson helps students understand how CO2 contributes to climate change and explore through various experiments the global distribution of ice masses and the impact of the melting of the ice on the planet. This inquiry-Based lesson has been developed for the German INQUIRE course by the staff of Schulbiologiezentrum Hannover.Expand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
Climate change | Video
12/02/13 | Video
How can students be engaged effectively to study the phenomenon of Climate Change? Take a look at the video ‘Climate Change in a Bottle’ to find how teaching Climate Change with an inquiry-based science education (IBSE) approach can look like in practice.Expand to view comments | 2 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?