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.
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
Climate change | Lesson plan
14/02/12 | Lesson plan
The aim of the lesson is to show that annual growth of shoots on trees depends on weather conditions and is therefore linked to climate change.Expand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
'A QUEST FOR THREATENED PLANTS' encourages children aged 7-11 to discover which plant species in their local area are threatened or endangered.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?