Provide experience of the phenomenon or concept.
Explore and inquire into students’ questions and test their ideas.
Investigate and solve problems.
Role of the teaching and learning activity:
Open investigations to experience the phenomenon, collect evidence through observation and measurement, test ideas and try to answer questions.
Investigation of text-based materials (for example, newspaper articles, web-based articles) with consideration given to aspects of critical literacy, including making judgements about the reliability of the sources or the scientific claims made in the texts.