It is widely recognized that Science is a process and an activity fully as much as it is an organized body of knowledge and that, therefore, it cannot be learned in any deep and meaningful way by reading and discussion alone. The Ontario Ministry of Education “Science Curriculum Guideline Part l: Program Outline and Policy”, l987, reiterates the need for all science courses to stress the importance of both process and content. Science teachers are directed to include certain policies when implementing the science program, including the following:
In science courses both substantive content and scientific processes are essential. Opportunities for student activities are provided in all courses described in the guidelines; in fact, many such activities are mandatory. The experimental nature of science is to be emphasized, since it is this characteristic that makes a dynamic process of learning.

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