Richard Chung-yiu Yeung, Science Teacher, Carmel Holy Word Secondary School, Hong Kong
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
location_on 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.
“Learning by Doing” is the crucial element that drives students to learn, and it is definitely my favorite teaching pedagogy.
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What is Inquiry-based Learning in Action: Science Tutorials?
More than 20 new interesting hands-on experiments were developed to promote students' curiosity, and to enhance their motivation and engagement in learning science.
- 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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