Integrating Inquiry for Educators: Developing Student Science Practices


We’ve designed this self-paced course to help educators explore the process of inquiry and scientific investigation, especially as inspired by outdoor observations and citizen-science participation. Our popular Investigating Evidence curriculum is the “textbook” for the course.

You can purchase the course with printed curricula/handouts or opt for the electronic version that you can download and/or print yourself. Feel free to explore Investigating Evidence at You can also elect to earn two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if you successfully complete the course. All online materials are available to you for six months following your enrollment.

Just because the course is completed on your own time doesn’t mean it isn’t interactive. Throughout the course, you’ll hear from teachers who have successfully used citizen science with students. You’ll also participate in discussion boards and learn from other educators and Cornell Lab facilitators who came before you in the course. We’ll encourage you to get outside and explore, as well as think about applications for and implementation in your own program or classroom. Finally, quizzes and assignments will help you test your knowledge and understanding.