How do we integrate digital technologies with the Inquiry Cycle? Australia has recently introduced a digital technologies curriculum and many teachers are asking the question, “How do I fit this in as well?”. Fortunately, Inquiry based learning takes an integrated approach so rather than scheduling time for digital technologies in the timetable, Inquiry teachers will […]

In Santa Barbara, California, The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) run a program called Kids Do Ecology. This inquiry based program is for primary school students and includes a website and a ‘Scientists in the Classroom’  program. Kids Do Ecology is based on the scientific method of inquiry and has a major […]

Here is a fantastic representation of a variety of inquiry cycles compiled by Natasha Hutchins at It is a useful tool for comparing the language and stages of different inquiry cycles, allowing you to select the most appropriate to use in your area of teaching.  

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I have begun to embrace such wonders of life as the stimulus for future inquiry based learning. Here is a prime example. (Apologies for my shaky filming).