The Inquiry Project, a joint endeavor of TERC and Tufts University, seeks to bring a more relevant understanding of science to elementary school classrooms. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Project brings research, curriculum, assessment, and professional development together in order to build an early understanding of science that may then progress into more nuanced study. With a focus on inquiry, the Project is designed around three content areas: measurement of matter, change and conservation, and scale. The Curriculum portion of the website reveals a helpful video introduction as well as separate sections for grades three, four, and five. Assessment materials are provided for the curriculum, as are professional development resources and opportunities for teachers. For educators looking for new ways to encourage student agency and investigation through science, The Inquiry Project should not be missed.
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