Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)
Proven Learning Gains
WISE curricula have been tested in middle and high school classrooms for over two decades in more than ten school districts.
Research has shown that WISE curriculum units improve student learning of difficult standards-based science topics and that students continue to integrate their ideas and strengthen their understanding even after the units have been completed.
NSF Funded Projects
The WISE Community has operated many different National Science Foundation funded research projects over the past 25+ years. Current projects include:
- Project Learning with Automated, Networked Supports (PLANS), which combines investigation and analytic technologies to guide students’ design projects
- Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science (GRIDS), which undertakes a comprehensive program to address the need for improved graph comprehension