SCS101 An Overview of the Constructivist-Inquiry Approach in Lower Secondary Science (3 hours)
In this course, participants will learn how they can teach with the constructivist-inquiry approach. This course includes teaching/ learning strategies used in this approach and explains how to incorporate trigger questions and activities in their lessons. They will also be exposed to case studies during the course.
SCS102 Inquiry-based Approach to Newtonian Physics (3 hours)
Newton's laws of motion, kinematics, mass-energy and conservation of mass, energy and momentum are inter-related topics in classical mechanics. This course explains how to apply inquiry-based approach to Newtonian Physics using essential questions, a key component of inquiry-based learning.
SCS103 Inquiry-based Approach to Basic Wave Theory (3 hours)
Waves are around us in today's digital age. Waves in nature can be both enjoyable and at times destructive. This course explains how to apply inquiry-based learning to the study of waves and the use of mathematical modelling of waves.
SCS104 Inquiry-based Approach to Matter and Chemical Bonding (3 hours)
Matter is everywhere and we use it constantly. States of matter, kinetic particle theory, atomic structure and chemical bonding are inter-related topics. This course explains how to apply inquiry-based approach to the study of matter and chemical bonding using essential questions, a key component of inquiry-based learning.
SCS105 Teaching of Stoichiometry (3 hours)
Problem solving is an integral part of stoichiometry in pure chemistry. This course provides a common framework of problem solving so that students can deal with stoichiometric problems more systematically and effectively. During the course, participants also get to do hands-on activities to make lessons on stoichiometry more engaging to students.