Teacher Review for Inq-ITS

Virtual labs that allow student exploration of many concepts and provide teacher instant feedback on student understanding of the inquiry process

Sarah B.
Classroom teacher
Red River High School
Grand Forks, United States
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My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I used these labs with general physical science, modified, and EL classes. They help students build skills on setting up experiments, then analyze the data they’ve collected. Students quickly found out they couldn’t just click random things and actually had to set up experiments that made sense and derive meaning from their data.
My Take
I liked how the labs offered were concepts that a typical classroom doesn’t have materials for or are difficult to replicate in a classroom setting. The labs help students find focus in their experiments and not test random things. I do wish there was more freedom in what students could experiment rather than a predetermined goal. There could also be more real world application or some tie in to real research, industry, etc.