During inquiry-based projects, students should be drawn into thinking critically and creatively about big ideas and key concepts. Good questions enable students to learn and apply learning to wider circumstances and can be posed by the teacher or students. These good or 'essential' questions have several common characteristics, including:
adapted from Barell, John. Why are school buses always yellow? p.91
This article is a starting point to gain background information so you can develop a well thought out Essential Question to drive your Inquiry Project.
Dates: January 17 - 27
Wiseman Hours 3 - 6: Meet in 8th gr lab Jan. 17 - 18, Meet in 7th gr lab Jan 19 - 27
Wiseman Hours 7 - 8: Meet in library
Cooper Hour 8: Meet in library