Six-stage inquiry-based learning model
Children are generally curious about things around them. The teacher will pose a problem/scenario or present a demo/experiment (which are related to the concept(s) to be learnt) to arouse students’ curiosity and allow them to think further about the problems or counter-intuitive scenarios.
Students will work in small groups of 3-4 to explore and investigate the problem/scenario and provide their explanations. Through this collaborative learning process with peers, students will verbalize their thoughts and views to share with their group members. Each group will consolidate their discussion to formulate the best possible explanation or solution.
Each group of students will present and verbalize their explanations/solutions to the rest of class and the teacher. This will allow students to make their thinking visible and at the same time develop their communication skills and confidence in oral presentation.
After listening to the group presentations, the teacher will clarify misconceptions and explain the concepts to the students with the use of multimedia tools, scientific models and other concrete teaching aids.
To reinforce each student’s understanding of the concepts taught, our teacher will provide the students with worksheets for further practice. Our carefully designed worksheets contain exam-style questions related to the science concepts taught. This will allow our students to be prepared for their school examinations.
Teacher will go through the worksheets with the students to reinforce students’ understanding of the concepts learnt.