This research project utilizes the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE), which is a free, online science-learning environment. ( A multidisciplinary team of middle school science teachers, education researchers, biologists, and technology specialists designed the WISE Heredity modules.

Using the WISE environment, a technology-rich learning environment, the Heredity modules scaffold and model inquiry to students, focus on real-world problems, provide opportunities for students to make connections between visible phenomena and underlying genetic processes, and construct and communicate scientific predictions and explanations.

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