The Toxins Project explores the real-world impacts of environmental toxins, driven by student decision-making, collaboration, and guided inquiry. Over the several weeks of the project, the sequence of lessons and activities aligns with the Guided Inquiry framework - a framework that is invisible to students, but useful for teacher planning. Using this framework, these pages suggest different sets of resources for teachers to use at each stage of the project.
We're using a process called Guided Inquiry Design. Here's a cool graphic and some definitions.
Graphics and definitions are from:
Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniotes and Ann K. Caspari. Guided Inquiry: A framework for your school. ABC-CLIO, 2012.
For more information about guided inquiry design, visit the GID website.