In 2001, Drs. Steven Wainwright and Norman Budnitz at Duke University established The Center for Inquiry-Based Learning (CIBL) to help North Carolina K-8 teachers learn inquiry-based teaching practices. Today, CIBL serves schools and districts all over North Carolina with STEM kit rentals, STEM student activity packs, and professional development.
CIBL offers a full line of hands-on STEM kits for K-8 classrooms. At each grade level, CIBL has kits that provide additional math & ELA integrations and STEM design challenges. Many of CIBL’s kits were developed specifically to align to the North Carolina Essential Science Standards.
Additionally, CIBL offers individually-packed STEM student activity packs that create a safe, equitable, hands-on learning environment in the classroom or at home. Student activity packs provide STEM materials and guides, STEM design challenges, and teacher and student support documents.