Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)

Technology Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS)
University of California at Berkeley (UCB)

The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) projects engage students in the methods of real scientists. Through various activities and scaffolding tools, students collaborate to explore issues of social importance; they pose relevant questions and make predictions; they experiment with computational models; they work to evaluate and distinguish discrepant information; and they construct evidence-based explanations through reflection and discussion. From WISE’s inquiry-based projects, students not only learn skills that prepare them to be successful in science, they also learn skills necessary to be responsible, critical thinking citizens.

The WISE learning environment engages students with projects on various science topics.

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