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Online labs that assess science inquiry practices.

Inq-ITS is a science learning platform for middle school students with simulations for Physical, Life, and Earth Science - aligned with NGSS standards. Students show what they know and educators get real-time, actionable data they can use to tailor their class instruction or individual support. A pop-up cartoon dinosaur named Rex provides automatic support right when it is needed. 


Inq-ITS: an Inquiry Intelligent Tutoring System.



Virtual Labs

Learn more about Inq-ITS virtual labs. See actual screenshots of the program, try free demos, and more!


NGSS & Common Core

Track student growth goals by integrating Inq-ITS activities into your middle school science

classroom.


Endorsements

Hear from teachers who have piloted the Inq-ITS program in their classrooms over the past five years.


FAQs

Learn answers to frequently asked questions about browser recommendations, program functions, and more!

Watch Our Video

Professor Janice Gobert discusses intelligent tutoring systems that can assess and adaptively react to students in real-time.

Contact

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We welcome all comments, suggestions, and inquiries!


Inq-ITS: Did you know?

A New Way To Learn

Inq-ITS is the first system to provide automated, real-time assessment and scaffolding of inquiry skills by blending and extending techniques from the fields of Educational Data Mining, Cognitive Science, and Learning Science.

Founded by University Researchers

The Inq-ITS project was founded in 2007 by Dr. Janice Gobert, Co-Director of WPI’s Learning Sciences & Technologies program, Michael Sao Pedro, PhD, and Cameron Betts.

Tutoring Made Easy

Unlike other online labs, Inq-ITS uses computer science-based algorithms that automatically assess and tutor students’ authentic inquiry skills, which include hypothesizing, experimenting, and analyzing data.

Backed By NSF and the

U.S. Deptartment of Education

Inq-ITS has received over $10M in funding from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education for on-going research.