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Investigate & Explore (I & E ) Activities

To strengthen our department’s aim of inquiry learning, Investigate and Explore (I & E) activities are conducted throughout the science lessons. Teachers use the 5E instructional model to support this investigative and explorative scientific learning process in and out of the classroom contexts.

Essential features of Science as Inquiry in a Science lesson
Engage – Pupils use their prior knowledge to learn new science concepts or extend their own learning through engaging activities that promote curiosity

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Explore – Through the hands-on activities, pupils will explore various scientific ideas or concepts where conceptual change is facilitated using their knowledge, skills and processes.

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Explain – A stage for pupils to explain their learning and teachers to support pupils in making connections to the various concepts for deeper understanding. Pupils use KEY (Key Information, Eliminate, have You checked?) strategy for multiple-choice questions and CER (Claim, Evidence and Reasoning) answering strategy for open-ended questions.
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Elaborate – Pupils will apply their knowledge to the real-world context for a more practical and broader understanding of science. 

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Evaluate – Pupils consolidate and assess their learning through the various strategies like concept mapping and other formative or summative assessment tools.

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