‘Student independent investigations’ should be an important part of any science program. Done properly, they extend learning beyond the curriculum and develop students’ enthusiasm, commitment and academic skills. They are also a way for students to develop deeper understanding of scientific ideas.
The Australian Curriculum: Science recognises the importance of student independent investigation by strongly supporting inquiry-based teaching and learning:
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