The new 2011 Science TEKS require at least 40% of instructional time be dedicated to investigations. This mandate can be overwhelming to even the most experienced teacher. Fortunately, research shows that teaching science as inquiry provides teachers with the opportunity to develop student abilities and to enrich student understanding of even the most difficult concepts. Using Project Based Learning provides a focus to investigate aspects of the world around them and enables the processes of doing investigations. This session will focus on the connection between Inquiry and PBL in the teaching of science in the T-STEM classroom. Come join us for a hands-on, minds-on time!