Journal of Basic Education


2006.第15卷第1期(Vol. 15 No. 1).pp. 77–94


Junior Secondary Science Investigation Activities: Students' Needs and Design Strategy

鄭美紅(May May-Hung CHENG)





This paper describes the outcome of a science school-based curriculum development project, a collaborative effort between the Hong Kong Institute of Education and four secondary schools. The project attempted to promote the development of science investigation skills among secondary students. To achieve this objective, the project team devised a series of teaching resources to support the implementation of science investigation activities through a school-based curriculum development model. To formulate effective strategies to develop science investigation tasks, a questionnaire was administered to collect feedback from the students. The findings of the project provided evidence that there were positive influences on students' interest in learning science. The paper concludes by introducing strategies to improve and support science investigations and the planning of a two-stage model for scientific inquiry.