Inquiry-Oriented Science

Over a four year period we offered teacher professional development on a new ocean and climate topic each year, accompanied by related lectures delivered by scientists on their cutting edge research. The focus of Exploring Connections between the Global Oceans and the Inland Southwest series was to illustrate the importance of the ocean to our region’s weather and climate, as well as to explore how inland populations affect the global oceans. 

Module 1, Inquiry-Oriented Science, was designed to give educators examples of inquiry-oriented learning about climate and ocean science as they investigate key concepts of the field.

Context for Use

Although the workshops have concluded, resources are available below. The accompanying lecture videos can be found here.

COSEE Inquiry-Oriented Science Cover Photo. Image by Roger Mosley from Pixabay

Teaching Materials

COSEE: Learning Sequence (Module 1)
COSEE: Essential Features of Inquiry Chart (Module 1)
COSEE: Ocean Surface Area Part A (Module 1)
COSEE: Water Distribution on Earth (Module 1)
COSEE: Reason for Seasons (Module 1)
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