Instructional Tools

NexGen Inquiry®

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A powerful, web-based resource for inquiry-based science instruction embedded with content and support to enhance your existing curriculum, engage students, and develop critical thinking. NexGen Inquiry provides:

  • Content — Select downloadable and customizable inquiry-based lessons.
  • Classroom — Assign lessons and connect with your students with our interactive Teacher Classroom and Student Journal platform.
  • Support — Extend your learning and share lessons with our Resource Library and Teacher Community.

Classroom Resources

Exciting, innovative, and research-based resources that promote and support the teaching and learning of science. Click on a resource below to learn more. 

Colorful, visual reminders of VAEI’s Instructional Model for Inquiry Based Science, Instructional Model for Engineering Design, Learning Environment and Habits of Mind, as well as student prompt posters for implementing inquiry-based instruction.

Classroom-ready wall cards that highlight each component of VAEI’s Instructional Models to use with the whole class and small group setup.

Visual, tactile, color-coded labels that mirror the components of VAEI’s Instructional Models for use in student journals.