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Inquire Biology: A Textbook that Answers Questions

Vinay K. Chaudhri, Britte Cheng, Adam Overtholtzer, Jeremy Roschelle, Aaron Spaulding, Peter Clark, Mark Greaves, Dave Gunning
2013 The AI Magazine  
Inquire Biology is a prototype of a new kind of intelligent textbook — one that answers students' questions, engages their interest, and improves their understanding.  ...  Inquire Biology provides unique capabilities via a knowledge representation that captures conceptual knowledge from the textbook and uses inference procedures to answer students' questions.  ...  The authors wish to thank the members of the Inquire Biology development team: Eva Banik, Roger Cor-  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v34i3.2486 fatcat:uo4vzlydubbevepty4fkjh7gse

Inquire for iPad: A Biology Textbook That Answers Questions [chapter]

Aaron Spaulding, Adam Overholtzer, John Pacheco, Jing Tien, Vinay K. Chaudhri, Dave Gunning, Peter Clark
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
As a step in this direction, we present Inquire: Biology, an electronic textbook that provides question-answering capability.  ...  Inquire: Biology, is a novel electronic textbook that runs on an iPad and embeds in it a rich Biology knowledge base and reasoning system.  ...  As a step in this direction, we present Inquire: Biology, an electronic textbook that provides question-answering capability.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21869-9_128 fatcat:26irle57pzcatdcxjwxuoumx4u

The Inquiring Mind

Arne Naess
1961 Philosophy Today  
Some of the negative answers might support the contention that ‘I know that .. .’ may ordinarily be used in such a smooth way that the questions of evi- dence and questions of confidence in the available  ...  The question where it ‘belongs’ cannot be answered independently of a frame of reference that is superimposed on the experiment.  ... 
doi:10.5840/philtoday19615317 fatcat:dq2hkvjravcydd2dvprgvkugpq

Advantages of Applying IBSE Method: The Coimbra Inquire Course Case-Study

A.C. Tavares, S. Silva, T. Bettencourt
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Garden, following the Inquire European Project.  ...  Applying formal and informal education models and revitalizing Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) methodology a training course for teachers and educators was developed at Coimbra University Botanic  ...  Put a question find an answer, go further, and grow. If you ask you want to know. The more I know the more there is to learn: that is scientist attitude.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.537 fatcat:bjs3lwklcvaxtjgglsfmu5zid4

Youth Speaks for Biology

1942 The American history teacher  
The answers to question 18 would [May seem to indicate that this high school is not offering enough courses in biology to satisfy the needs, capacities, and inter- ests of the students.  ...  From the answers to questions 17, 19 and 20, and the criticisms and sugges- tions listed under question 36 it would seem that there is little opposition to the teaching of evolution and social hygiene  ... 
doi:10.2307/4437305 fatcat:lhljtmhhnra6heukfs5wmq22km

Do Inquiring Minds Have Positive Attitudes? The Science Education of Preservice Elementary Teachers

2015 Science Education  
Due to their potential impact on students' cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes, the negative attitudes towards science held by many elementary teachers are a critical issue that needs to be addressed.  ...  Specifically, this study builds on a small body of research to examine whether exposure to inquirybased science content courses that actively involve students in the collaborative process of learning and  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE 0942943, PI: Sacha Kopp), and a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and  ... 
doi:10.1002/sce.21177 pmid:27667862 pmcid:PMC5034297 fatcat:e7bvbuxavnc6bmef26ev53u474

Biology of knowledge: The evolutionary basis of reason

Jan D. Sinnott
1986 Mathematical Modelling  
This book represents an a:tempt to synthesize ideas from biology and epistemology under the rubric of evolutionary epistemology in order to answer questions about the nature and adaptive functions of reason  ...  Primary among these are Lumsden and Wilson whose book Genes, Mind, and Culture: A Coevolutionary Process (1981) has a preliminary chapter that addresses epistemological questions similar to Riedl's in  ...  Since it first made its appearance. this book has been popular among statisticians and widely used as a textbook for courses in analysis of variance. design of experiments. and regression.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0270-0255(86)90101-6 fatcat:uaffvhdjjbfbpdpm74tp6vsbhq

Analysis of Inquiry Activities in High School Biology Textbooks Used in China and Korea

Seju Kim, Enshan Liu
2012 Journal of The Korean Association For Science Education  
Therefore, it cannot be guaranteed that the activities in the Korean textbooks are helpful in guiding students toward a gradual progression to high-level inquiry.  ...  The purpose of this study was to examine inquiry activities incorporated in high school biology textbooks used in China and Korea.  ...  This investigation sought to answer the following questions: 1.  ... 
doi:10.14697/jkase.2012.32.8.1367 fatcat:qp432raawvhlrajnnyaa4myvpq


1928 School Science and Mathematics  
Of so much importance is the drawing and of so little importance is anything else in the laboratory that a picture copied, either in entirety or in part, from a textbook or from a notebook of the preceding  ...  Into the notebooks have gone sketches of systems, organs and tissues, diagrams of appar- atus and answers to questions designed to bring out relation- ships between structure, function and adaptation.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.1928.tb05338.x fatcat:n7gw2tpfrzb5dluakll2lnlt4i


W. M. Smallwood
1905 School Science and Mathematics  
As a result, the student should acquire a general view of the science, a knowledge of local forms, scientific habits of thinking, and a sympathetic appreciation of living plants and animals.  ...  It should give a conception of the influence of environment on organisms, their plasticity and their activities.  ...  It is better to give a series of pointed questions which still do not answer themselves ; in which case, if the teacher will refuse outright to answer questions, the pupil must, if he writes anything at  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.1905.tb00830.x fatcat:rosvgx7jkngbthxb4aoma6fk6q

Engaging With Biology by Asking Questions: Investigating Students' Interaction and Learning With an Artificial Intelligence-Enriched Textbook

Marta M. Koć-Januchta, Konrad J. Schönborn, Lena A. E. Tibell, Vinay K. Chaudhri, H. Craig Heller
2020 Journal of educational computing research  
This study investigates students' interaction and learning with an AI book, which enables the inputting of questions and receiving of suggested questions to understand biology, in comparison with a traditional  ...  Interviews revealed that posing and receiving suggested questions was helpful, while ideas for future development included more personalized feedback.  ...  AI book version called Inquire Biology.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0735633120921581 fatcat:7wjhksm57ba4bas75ou2tv7nhm

Proceedings of the Summer Conference on College Biology June 15-19, 1953.Harriet Harvey

C. P. Swanson
1956 The Quarterly review of biology  
The purpose of this conference was to inquire into the question of what materials from various modern fields of biology should be included in an introductory biology course.  ...  The question was raised in the first place—and it is still being raised and considered by other commit- tees and other conferences—because there is a general feeling that biology, as a subject, is out  ... 
doi:10.1086/401486 fatcat:gmqx7vlhlfeznoenugkq6djs34

Siri of the Cell: What Biology Could Learn from the iPhone

Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, Trey Ideker
2014 Cell  
biological questions.  ...  Recent progress in computer science, embodied by intelligent agents such as Siri, inspires an approach for moving from networks to multiscale models able to predict a range of cellular phenotypes and answer  ...  These include Inquire Biology, a project to create an iPad app to enable students to query biology textbooks (Spaulding et al., 2011) , or the LODQA Project (Linked Open Data Question Answering), which  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.009 pmid:24766803 pmcid:PMC4154484 fatcat:hippczsqvzaxbhab6prdvryrom


Anne Ogieriakhi Sodan
2017 PEOPLE International Journal of Social Sciences  
To become and remain a competent biology teacher requires a continuous process that starts from pre-service experiences in undergraduate years to the end of a professional career.  ...  The paper examined professional development of senior secondary school biology teachers on inquiry-based teaching.  ...  example, asking questions and finding answers to the questions based on evidence as described by NSES (NRC, 1996) .  ... 
doi:10.20319/pijss.2017.33.876889 fatcat:gcsezgkopfdnpjb4kweeuexkva

Page 409 of The American Biology Teacher Vol. 22, Issue 7 [page]

1960 The American Biology Teacher  
Members of the conference were strongly impressed by the scientists’ complete accept- ance of evolution as a fact, by their willingness to say, at many points, that they did not know enough to answer their  ...  As a result, teaching that can be considered adequate from a modern point of view often becomes very difficult, if not impossible. .  ... 
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