Students first get introduced to the concepts of pure substances and mixtures, and the particle theory by doing a photo-hunt for matter in their home and exploring the world of particles through images from electron microscopes. Then students design their own experiments following the scientific method to answer questions about the properties of matter. Scaffolding can be used to encourage gradual release of responsibility for choices of materials and methods. In a second activity, students are required to design and build a water purifying system using basic materials to separate the various ‘pollutants’, with a focus on disposal of the ‘refuse’ of the experiment in an eco-sensitive manner.
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Students developed an understanding of how the different human organ systems function and work together, using an inquiry approach. Students formed groups based on their interest in a particular... read more
Case Studies for Indigenous Science: Application of differentiating between indigenous Science and Indigenous concepts in Science for Teachers and Students
This series of case studies is fictional but will provide teachers and students with real world applications of the concepts prepared along with guiding questions for how to work through the... read more