Module 3 – Encouraging Exploration and Inquiry

Explore a different approach to facilitating learning outcomes for visitors at exhibits, focusing on exploration, reasoning, and inquiry, rather than on communication of facts and knowledge. In this module, you will:

  • develop your skills at noticing how families engage in reasoning and inquiry as they work on an exhibit activity; and
  • identify and practice strategies for supporting open-ended investigations.

Before launching this module, be sure to review the tips and background information for session leaders in the full guide.

* Videos are also embedded in the Module 3 Materials.

Full-Length Videos (without subtitles)