Processing Investigations – analysing and concluding Level 2


Re-visiting the theme around which the investigations were planned

It is most important to return to the initial brainstorm/mind map of the theme into topics and collate the conclusions made across the class. This completes the learning cycle that commenced in the ‘Knowing and Thinking’ pathways and enables students to see how their results tie in with the class topic for example, energy. Students need to understand the science underpinning the reason for their result so that they are able to clearly articulate the WHY of their findings. An example would be that an increase in temperature (increasing the amount of heat energy) causes solid ice to change to liquid water which then runs into the ocean, thus raising the sea level. The amount of heat energy influences the rate of melting.