***ANNOUNCEMENT: (Summer & Fall 2020)

Parents of interested middle school students and middle school science teachers: We are currently looking for middle school student participants for a study on the effect of hypothesizing on students' learning of experimental design and data interpretation.

For more information, please email Stephanie Siler: siler [@] cmu.edu

The Inquiry-based Science Project (ISP) Tutor (being developed under a grant from the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences) is a free tutor that will allow students to investigate a research question in a chosen area of science. This project builds upon a previously-developed computer tutor, the TED Tutor (funded by grants from IES and NSF), which supports late-elementary and middle school students' learning of experimental design.

The lessons on this website -- which will be integrated in the final ISP Tutor -- are designed primarily for middle school students, but some activities are appropriate for older and younger students. You can access Product Demos, a Science Inquiry Lesson, Games, etc. by clicking in the black menu bar above.

What is the ISP Tutor?

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About the Research

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News & Updates

  • Summer/Fall 2020: Check out the Science Inquiry Lesson and Lesson Plan developed as a free, online resource for teachers and students to use during this unprecedented time of virtual learning.

  • In the Summer of 2019, our group collaborated with CMU's Entertainment Technology Center to create an abridged version of the ISP Tutor featuring augmented reality.

  • Dr. Stephanie Siler was featured in Remake Learning's #PGHSTEM Spotlight! (Read more on the Remake Learning blog here.)