Each FOSS investigation follows a similar design to provide multiple exposures to science concepts. The design includes these pedagogies.
Active investigation, including outdoor experiences
Recording in science notebooks to answer focus questions
Reading in FOSS Science Resources
Assessment to monitor progress and motivate student reflection on learning
In practice, these components are seamlessly integrated into a continuum designed to maximize every student’s opportunity to learn. An instructional sequence may move from one pedagogy to another and back again to ensure adequate coverage of a concept.