Inquiry Teaching through Science Practices: Course Options

The Inquiry Teaching through Science Practices course can be tailored to fit your teachers' needs and schedule.  We also offer open enrollment courses during certain times of the year.

Inquiry Teaching Methods is geared towards K-12 teachers interested in exploring ways to support classroom teaching in moving toward an inquiry-based approach in which your students take more responsibility for their learning.  Participants will practice shifting their existing curriculum to align with Science Practices that are within the Next Generation Science Standards.

Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing and discussing with others what results were found.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. They will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science practices.

Option 1:  8 classes offered over a course of 7 weeks with a final reflection class TBD

Option 2:  5 day intensive course within the summer months with a final reflection class TBD

Option 3:  School year course with classes meeting once a month

Option 4:  For informal educators a 3 day workshop

Option 5:  Other, contact Sarah Grosvenor for more information


Extension Field Specialist-Science Literacy
Extension Field Specialist, 4-H Natural Resources
Phone: (603) 641-6060
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824