Using Inquiry in the Science Classroom

EDZU 9943 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Christina Buckner

Start Date: 04/22/2020
End Date: 05/26/2020

Course Syllabus

The use of scientific inquiry in the classroom serves as a model of how science is done in the real world. In this course, we will explore inquiry, looking at topics such as why inquiry is important for student understanding as well as several different types of inquiry that can be used within a lesson. You will leave this course with lessons that you can use in your own classroom and the tools to create lessons on your own, enabling you to create a more engaging classroom environment for your students. Appropriate for grades K–12


Register and Pay Online

Professional Development Options:

Graduate: $575.00
Only courses taken for professional development graduate credit can receive an official university transcript.

In-Service Professional Development

You can only receive one type of certificate,
please register accordingly. There will be
no switching of certificate status after the
start date of a class.

In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for in-service credit will provide an NYCTD, Inc. Certificate of Completion


New York CTLE In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE in-service credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  1. What inquiry is and how it differs from traditional laboratory activities
  2. What the teacher and student are responsible for doing in each level of inquiry
  3. .What a POGIL is and how it differs from the a laboratory inquiry activity


  1. The benefits of using inquiry over traditional lab activities
  2. The type of lesson/lab activity that each type of inquiry is best suited for
  3. How a POGIL lesson is structured and the types of lessons that are best suited for POGILs

and Be Able To

  1. Tier a lesson in to the 3 levels of inquiry
  2. Create a structured, guided, and open-ended inquiry lab activity for their content area
  3. Use a diagram and/or data from their course content to create a POGIL lesson

and much, much more!

©2005 The New York Center for Teacher Development, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Terms & Conditions
Secured By RapidSSL and Trustico NYCTD
450 Route 25A, P.O. Box 540
Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-689-5300
Fax: 631-689-7566


Student Account Management

NYCTD is happy to provide students with their own place to view, edit and manage their account information with NYCTD. Here you can create a new account, edit your current information, view your course registration history and reprint your receipts.

Student Login     

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!