Model-Based Inquiry (aka Ambitious Science Teaching) is a research-based approach to science teaching developed by the University of Washington. Students work to understand how and why curious science phenomena occur. This approach focuses on eliciting and working with students' ideas over time and prioritizes evidence-based explanations and arguments.
What do Model-Based Inquiry (MBI) classrooms look like?
Student Work Samples
MBI Guides (click each to download PDF)