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Welcome to Go Inquire Project

GO Inquire, stands for Geomorphological Observation Inquiry. It is a online science comprehension strategy support system focused on the content of erosional landform change for fourth grade students.


About this Project

This five year program of research entitled "Comprehension Strategy in Inquiry-based Science" strives to investigate:

  1. Teachers'understanding and use of inquiry-based methods in science;
  2. Teachers' particpation in the design and development of a technology-based system that integrates inquiry-based science and reading comprehension strategies and ;
  3. Children's conceptual understanding of science content and use of comprehension strategy support when using a technology-based system during inquiry-based science lessons in the fourth grade.

This research effort will permit the research team to interact with fourth grade teachers in observation,interview,design,development and evaluation activities related to inquiry-based science.

The unique approach of this study constitutes an example of the emerging methodology of " design-based research" that strives to conduct research and practice. With involvement by teachers through funded participation as well as inform science teaching throughout the district and nation.



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant # 0238129. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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