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Title: Physical separation techniques in water purification: an inquiry-based laboratory learning experience
Contributor(s): Harris, Katherine (author); Fellows, Christopher  (author)orcid ; Quinn, Frances  (author)orcid ; Rizk, Nadya  (author)orcid ; Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid ; Whannell, Robert  (author)orcid ; Sharma, Manjula (author); Taylor, Subhashni  (author)orcid 
Early Online Version: 2019-07-07
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1515/cti-2018-0018Open Access Link
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Abstract: This article outlines a structured investigative activity for students in lower secondary school. It was developed for the Australian Mathematics and Science Partnership Programme, a government initiative intended to promote the employment of more hands-on investigations in secondary science within Australian schools. The investigation focuses on water purification and is intended to develop conceptual knowledge of this topic and also high-level skills such as experimental design, particularly in relation to identifying and controlling variables. The investigation is outlined in detail and was trialed with practicing science teachers, school students and preservice secondary teachers. All of these groups provided feedback in various forms that indicated the investigation was valuable, relevant, interesting and allowed students to take some responsibility for their own inquiry learning.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Chemistry Teacher International: best practices in chemistry education, p. 1-10
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Place of Publication: Germany
ISSN: 2569-3263
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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