Making Every Science Lesson Count

Nervous SystemThis resource for students aged years explores how the human nervous sytem works and makes life processes such as movement and nutrition possbile. An interactive online resource about the structure and function of the nervous system including the eye and vision. New Collins resources for A LevelA-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015.

We’re offering all UK primary schools a free 21-day trial to EducationCity. May is careers month at Basildon Academies and we’re planning on using some of the CareerExpeditions to allow pupils to ‘shadow’ entomologists, marine biologists and human robot design researchers to see what their jobs involve. Used as a short learning episode, Expeditions can also add a ‘wow’ factor to topics traditionally challenging for student engagement. We can take students on a journey into the world of the microprocessor to learn about computer chips, or visit a large construction during an engineering class to enable them to get a much better perspective of structures. When Google came to our school, two of the first places we chose to take pupils to were inside the human circulatory system and underwater to explore the Great Barrier Reef – places that they’d never traditionally or feasibly be able to visit on a school trip. The kids were so engaged and really started to get a feel for the app – it generated a high level of engagement, driven by the students’ curiosity.

Understanding how to undertake lesson sequencing and short-term planning within the context of primary science in a way which responds to the learning needs of all pupils. These resources have been designed by teachers for teachers! They are compatible with UK national curriculum, US common core and the international curriculum. They cover elementary and primary school years, but are super flexible so you can quickly adjust to fit your school. Contains two instruction sheets for fun science activities. The first is a make your own buzzer game which requires the students to apply what they know about electrical circuits.

Each activity is based on one of the 17 SDGs and includes core knowledge, critical thinking, purposeful activity, cross-curricular initiatives and much more. Each lesson can be accessed as a PowerPoint document, which can be downloaded for tailoring to your own lesson requirements or for saving as a pdf document to send out to pupils. The key learning objectives are aligned to the National Curriculum for England but we have aimed to choose topics which are relevant to learners across the UK. There is guidance for parents, explanations of key concepts, suggested activities for pupils and examples of possible learning outcomes to make it easier for parents to support the learning. Taking account of the unique features and challenges of the primary science curriculum in lesson sequencing and short-term planning.

Detailed lesson preparation builds on medium and long-term sequences. Making Every Science Lesson Count is for new and experienced science teachers alike. Primrose Kitten is an experienced science teacher, Youtuber, and author with a passion for helping students to achieve their best. She produces online resources, videos and books to support students with revision and exam preparation. As part of our commitment to promote excellence in science education, we at the Association For Science Education are creating an in-depth series of valuable resources to help primary teachers deliver lessons remotely during the current coronavirus crisis…

For instance, when we teach digestion to our year 8s we will now build in a 5-minute VR activity. And in our Space module, when we’re learning about the different planets and the solar system, we can spend 5 or 10 minutes of the lesson taking them on a trip to some planets and stars. The lesson plans are based on the 6 steps of our INVESTIGATIVE FRAMEWORK and are supported by a number of worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation.