Exploring Databases

Before teaching this curriculum, please visit the Exploring Databases teacher professional development website. This site includes the entire curriculum, as well as additional resources, including video-taped segments of teachers presenting some of the lessons.

The Exploring Databases curriculum can be downloaded here.

This is the PowerPoint presentation for Lesson 3.

This is the link to the smoking behavior database.

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Recent Publications: The paper How Do You Like Your Science, Wet or Dry? reports on impacts of the Exploring Databases project.

Socratic Seminar with Data: A Strategy to Support Student Discourse and Understanding is available in the August 2017 issue of The American Biology Teacher

Carolina Kit to Support Worm Curriculum: GSEO is partnering with Carolina Biological Supply to support teachers with the What can we learn from worms? curriculum. Kits are now available here.


Exploring Databases awarded the July 2013 Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction. Click Read More for link to Science article.


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