Inquiry-based activities using a variety of Pedagogical tools
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This study examined the impact of an inquiry-based and modeling-based instructional intervention on primary school students, using different pedagogical tools: video, real objects and a technology-based environment that supports modeling.. The study was implemented with thirty (30) students. Quantitative results demonstrated that the intervention enhanced the inquiry ability of all students. Qualitative results demonstrated that it is essential for students to practise modeling activities. It is also essential that the realisation of experiments in computer follow the realisation of real experiments, in order to activate the students reasoning in greater depth and support them pass to formal thought. The study adds to the existing literature on designing learning environments.