EcoXPT is an immersive simulation in which students use inquiry to learn how ecosystems work. https://ecolearn.gse.harvard.edu/projects/ecoxpt
Students engage in observation and measurement as they explore a virtual world. They gather evidence for what might be going on there. They collect data and notice correlational patterns in the data. They learn the techniques used by ecosystems scientists by conducting experiments in a virtual lab and in the ecosystem to reveal its causal dynamics. They integrate their findings with other evidence to build hypotheses. They use an on-line notebook to organize their claims, evidence, and reasoning and an interactive concept map to represent their learning. EcoXPT focuses on grades 6-8 but can be used with other grades.