Promoting inquiry-based science and engineering
All products and resources follow Van Andel Institute’s Process of Scientific Inquiry or Process of Engineering Design. The VAI Instructional Model integrates the process of science and engineering with a rich learning environment while nurturing scientific habits of mind.
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All products and resources follow VAI’s Process of Scientific Inquiry or Process of Engineering Design and foster the development of Scientific Habits of Mind.
Research in Progress Poster$10.00 Add to cart
Present and Defend Poster$10.00 Add to cart
Investigation Plan Poster$10.00 Add to cart
Evaluation Poster$10.00 Add to cart
Explanation Poster$10.00 Add to cart
Data Analysis Poster$10.00 Add to cart
Video-Guided Science Challenges
Prepping and delivering science lessons can be incredibly time-consuming, especially if you want them to be inquiry-based, hands-on, and highly engaging. NexGen Inquiry Quests can help!
Real World Connections
Content Correlated to NGSS
Inquiry Quest Pricing
-$29 per quest (without supplies)
– Supply kits available for each quest (prices vary).
What is inquiry-based science?
Science is messy. Investigations don’t always follow a nice, tidy process, and findings often surprise you. At Van Andel Institute for Education, we help teachers prepare students for this reality. We equip them with the tools and know-how to implement inquiry-based science and engineering.
In an inquiry-based classroom, students:
Making the process of scientific inquiry visible in the classroom with posters, prompts, and other tools helps foster a classroom culture of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.