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Research Database

The FOSS Research Database includes research about FOSS, Assessing Science Knowledge (ASK), hands-on science, inquiry, kit-based learning, and science notebooks. The website is always being updated with new references. You can do a search for references in the database using the search tools provided here. If you have comments or questions about the FOSS research database, please contact us at

To search for research about FOSS, please visit the LHS FOSS research database.

We greatly appreciate any suggestions for new articles. If you would like to submit a research reference for consideration as an addition to this database, please include the author, title, source (e.g. dissertation, journal, web address, etc.), date of publication, and your contact information. Please submit this information to the FOSS research team.