Objectives • Student teachers should be able to apply the idea of openness in investigations to analyse activities for pupils in the school’s programme of study.

Time • 1 hour for student teachers to read notes and analyse worksheets for investigatory work

• ½ hour discussion with mentor

5.1a Analysing Investigations for Openness

Student Teacher’s Brief In order to build knowledge, scientists investigate the world. To investigate natural phenomena, pupils use various processes of science. In using these processes, pupils pass through three phases of an investigation:

• Defining the problem • Choosing a method • Arriving at solutions.