Contact Information

Dr. Alec Bodzin
College of Education
Lehigh University
113 Iacocca Hall
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-5095

Science Teacher Inquiry Rubric (STIR)

Welcome to the STIR Web site. This Webpage contains information the STIR instrument developed by Dr. Karen Beerer and Dr. Alec M. Bodzin at Lehigh University. Below you will find links to the STIR instrument and conference presentations.

STIR Instrument:

Click to download the instrument (PDF)


Beerer, K., and Bodzin, A. (2004). How to develop inquiring minds. District implements inquiry-based science instruction. Journal of Staff Development, 25(4), 43-47.

Beerer, K. and Bodzin, A. (2003). Promoting inquiry-based science instruction: The validation of the Science Teacher Inquiry Rubric (STIR). Journal of Elementary Science Education, 15(2), 39-49.


Beerer, K., & Bodzin, A. Promoting Inquiry-Based Science Instruction With the Science Teacher Inquiry Rubric (STIR). Paper presented at the 2004 Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) Annual International Conference in Nashville, TN.