Skip to main content

Inquiry Driven Learning for High School Environmental Science

Module Summary
The labs included in this module focus on using student inquiry within laboratory activities to maximize student learning and engagement. This module uses several adapted activities to encourage more inquiry dependent conclusions from students. Two new inquiry based activities are also incorporated into the module to further expand the growing database of MBI tested classroom activities. The module activities cover a variety of topics including forest hydrology, nuclear energy, passive solar heating, hydrogen fuel cells, and biogas generation. This module is applicable to Georgia Performance Standards for Environmental Science and was utilized in two environmental science classes consisting of 11th and 12th grade students.

Grade Levels

Module Materials (view or download)
Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Passive Solar Heating
The Journey of Rain
Nuclear Energy

Module Activity Overview Estimated Class Time
Biogas 1 (50 min) class
Hydrogen Fuel Cell 1 (50 min) class
Passive Solar Heating 1 (50 min) class
The Journey of Rain 1 (50 min) class
Nuclear Energy 1 (50 min) class


Last updated: 5/21/2015