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To enhance students’ motivation and engagement in learning Science through hands-on experiential lessons outside the formal curriculum.

Inquiry-based Learning in Action: Science Tutorials

Hong Kong
We established a 14-hour science tutorial course for Grades 9-10 students, which was comprised of many fantastic hands-on experiential lessons. Making good use of small classes, over 20 newly developed investigative activities greatly promoted students’ curiosity and motivation in learning science.
Introduction

What is Inquiry-based Learning in Action: Science Tutorials?

Richard Chung-yiu Yeung, Science Teacher, Carmel Holy Word Secondary School, Hong Kong
“ “Learning by Doing” is the crucial element that drives students to learn, and it is definitely my favorite teaching pedagogy.”

Richard Chung-yiu Yeung, Science Teacher, Carmel Holy Word Secondary School, Hong Kong

More than 20 new interesting hands-on experiments were developed to promote students' curiosity, and to enhance their motivation and engagement in learning science. 

For example:

  • Self-inflating Balloon? (sublimation of carbon dioxide)
  • Rainbow Solution? (buffer capability of carbon dioxide)
  • Mystery of Burning? (oxidation of metals and non-metals)
  • Self-heating Cup Noodles? (exothermic reaction)
  • Orange Battery? (electrochemistry)
  • Birthday Card sings with Kitchen Foil? (electrochemistry)
  • Rubber Egg? (acid chemistry)
  • Egg White Squirting Out? (osmosis)
  • Empty a Coke Can without Opening it? (air pressure)
  • Estimate Sugar Amount in Coca Cola? (density)
  • Coke Transporting Boats? (density, energy)
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Innovation Overview
14 - 16
Age Group
240
Children/Users
1
Country
2013
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
267
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Learning contexts closely related to students’ daily life experiences are chosen to help them understand the impact of science on society. Hands-on learning activities are organised to develop students’ curiosity and interest in science. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu7EzjEb0Uc)
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Richard Chung-yiu Yeung
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Demonstrate the Electric Power of Aluminium-air Batteries
Making Aluminium-air Batteries
Engineering Design: Coke Transporting Boats
Self-Inflating Balloons with Dry Ice
Test the Electric Current generated by Aluminium-air Batteries in Series
Making a Series Circuit in a Birthday Card with Aluminium–air batteries
Chemical Action of Acids on an Egg Shell
To Empty a Coke Can without Opening it

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