Top EdTech for Promoting Scientific Inquiry

Encourage students to ask questions, gather data, and uncover answers.

April 28, 2015
Kira DeVaul Education Content Assistant


There's no one way to do science. These tools offer students the techniques to design their own "scientific method" through inquiry-based learning: making observations, asking questions, gathering data, uncovering answers, revising their thinking, and asking new questions. These apps, games, and websites can help you harness students’ natural curiosity, and inspire them to think critically and creatively as they make sense of the world around them.

Sid's Science Fair introduces young students to foundational skills such as classifying objects, identifying patterns, and sequencing. With Curiosity Machine and Science Buddies, kids a bit older can participate in experiment challenges and share ideas with their peers. And games like Stop Disasters! and Solve the Outbreak put older kids' science and critical-thinking skills to the test as they tackle complex problems like disease and environmental issues. These tools get kids using data-driven, methodical approaches to solving problems and answering questions -- crucial for success in science and essential for 21st-century learning.

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What tools do you use in your classroom? Drop us a comment below!