WBI - Web-based Inquiry for Learning Science

Welcome to the WBI Web site. This Webpage contains information the WBI manual and instrument developed by Dr. Alec M. Bodzin and Dr. Ward Mitchell Cates at Lehigh University. Below you will find links to theWBI manual, study papers, recommended WBI sites, and preservice teacher-created WBIs from Lehigh University's TBTE program.

 

WBI Instrument Manual

WEB-BASED INQUIRY FOR LEARNING SCIENCE (WBI) INSTRUMENT MANUAL Version 1.0

WEB-BASED INQUIRY FOR LEARNING SCIENCE (WBI) INSTRUMENT MANUAL Beta Versions

 

Publications

Shive, L. E., Bodzin, A. M., & Cates, W. M. (2004). A national standards-based study of Web-based inquiry in chemistry. Journal of Chemical Education, 81(7), 1066-1072.

Bodzin, A., and Cates, W. (2003). Enhancing preservice teachers’ understanding of Web-based scientific inquiry. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 14(4), 237-257.

Bodzin, A., and Cates, W. (2002). Inquiry dot Com. Web-based activities promote scientific inquiry learning. The Science Teacher, 69(9), 48-52.


Study Papers

First study paper: Bodzin, A., Cates, W., & Vollmer, V. Codifying Web-based Inquiry Activities: Preliminary Instrument Development. Paper presented at the 2001 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Second study paper: Shive, L., Bodzin, A., & Cates, W. The Status of Web-Based Inquiry for Secondary School Chemistry. Paper presented at the 2002 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Third study paper: Bodzin, A. & Cates, W. What Does EvidenceLook Like In a Web-based Inquiry? In press. The Science Teacher.

Fourth study paper: Bodzin, A., & Cates, W. Preparing Preservice Science Teachers to Understand Web-based Inquiry. Paper presented at the 2003 Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) Annual International Conference in St. Louis, MO.


Recommended WBI Web sites for secondary science teachers

WISE
http://wise.berkeley.edu/

CIESE Online Classroom Projects
http://k12science.org/currichome.html

Pathfinder Science
http://pathfinderscience.net/

Dissolved Oxygen
http://www.leo.lehigh.edu/envirosci/watershed/curricular/oxygen/index.html

The Shell Island Dilemma
http://www.ncsu.edu/coast/shell/index.html

Abandoned Mine Drainage in Pennsylvania
http://www.leo.lehigh.edu/envirosci/enviroissue/amd/

 

Recommended WBI Web sites for elementary science teachers

Walking With Woodlice
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/interactive/woodlice/

Sun Times: Global Sun Temperature Project
http://k12science.org/curriculum/tempproj/

Down the Drain
http://k12science.org/curriculum/drainproj/

Bucket Buddies
http://k12science.org/curriculum/bucketproj/

The Stowaway Adventure
http://k12science.org/curriculum/shipproj/

 

Preservice Teacher-Created WBIs from Lehigh University's TBTE program

WBIs for Secondary Learners

Shark Report

The Design Challenge

What's Wrong With Dave's Door?

Plant Nutrition

Understanding Electric Fields and Field Lines

Free-fall Acceleration

To See or Not to See....Inheritance of Color Blindness

WBIs for Elementary Learners

Factors That Influence Climate

How Do You Design an Awesome Roller Coaster?

Bald Eagle Migration

Nutrition and Exercise

Pests

Having Fun With Plants

How Does a Shark Survive in Its Environment?

 

 


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