Inquiry Based Science

Inquiry-based science curricula require that students engage in active investigations coached by a teacher. The purpose is to guide students in the understanding of different scientific topics, which can result in attaining the necessary knowledge and practice of how to think like a scientist. We will examine inquiry-based science education from kindergarten through college -- what it should look like and why we should care.

Bruce Alberts, Ph.D. (NAS) is a University of California, San Francisco Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The former President of the National Academy of Sciences and a respected biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science and mathematics education, Dr. Alberts currently serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Science.