The idea of the projects is to encourage students to work scientifically and learn by investigating. Students should work as scientists as they investigate and explore their physical and natural surroundings. They should apply skills of enquiry during this investigative work:
- Asking questions
- Predicting outcomes
- Planning investigations
- Experiments to test ideas and drawing conclusions
Designing and making is another aspect of the project development and gives students the opportunity to apply scientific ideas to everyday situations and problems. Students are encouraged to explore, plan, and make models and functional objects in order to solve practical problems.
The key elements of Working Scientifically and Designing and Making should be refined within one of four project categories: