Activity 3-1 |
Activity 3-1: Draft and refine your
Through this activity you create the
investigation question for your inquiry-based activity. To give
you a foundation for creating your investigation question, read
the following summaries on three design principles.
Working with your team members, refer to
these design principles for guidance as you draft and refine
your question. This process provides research-supported
rationales that help your team create a sound investigation
question. Remember that your question must align with the other
parameters of your design space.
Your investigation question must:
- Motivate learners.
- Activate relevant prior knowledge.
- Involve learners in the use of science
resources to address a specific standard for learning and to
investigate a science research question.
DELIVERABLE 3-1: INVESTIGATION QUESTION
You want a question that motivates the
targeted learner population, activates their relevant prior
knowledge, uses a science dataset to teach a specific set of
standards, and investigates an authentic science
research question. We have found the investigation question to
be the key aspect of inquiry-based classroom activities. The
investigation question must motivate each targeted learner to
connect with the inquiry.
Submit your question to the discussion board.
Work with your facilitator to refine your investigation
question. Download the investigation question outline and complete the first
section for your initial investigation question. You will
complete the rest of the form in Activity 3-2.
Important: Make sure your facilitator has
approved your investigation question BEFORE you proceed to
Activity 3-2. You don’t want to go through the significant time
and effort involved in testing your question with learners until
you have received feedback from your facilitator. Once your
facilitator has accepted your investigation question, move to
Review the following examples to see the work
of other teams that have completed deliverable 3-1. The next
activity has an example investigation question for Operation
Continue to Activity 3-2.
Activity 3-1 |