Mr. Abbas’ students are currently studying rocketry that combines several topics in Chemistry and Physics. But they are not only doing this during class. Students come to the lab on break to design their own experiments in which they investigate the order of reactivity in several metals. They practice with different experimental ideas during their break times before they fully conduct the experiment later in the week.
Mr. Abbas says it is very gratifying to see the students’ zest for science, and to facilitate their problem solving abilities, with questions on their experimental methods. His students will use the skills they have developed with him to integrate concepts from Chemistry, Physics and Design to develop their own (safe) rockets. Projects like this have developed the students knowledge and motivation, and also their critical thinking, collaborative, organisation, research, reflection and transfer skills.