Develop confidence in carrying out practical science for 5-11 year olds
Explore ideas for effective practical work in primary science
Identify the types of enquiry and when to use them
Investigate activities which engage children in learning about science
Design opportunities for developing thinking and reasoning through science
Primary science is the first opportunity to develop your pupils’ curiosity about the world. Studies suggest that by engaging pupils in practical science work frequently, they will have a greater understanding and enjoyment of science.
On this course you will develop your confidence in doing practical science in the primary classroom. You will explore a range of practical science techniques, activities and enquries and think about the impact they have upon the learning of your pupils.
Resourcing practical science easily
Managing practical science in the primary classroom
Identifying types of enquiry
Embedding practical science in planning
Exploring activities which spark curiosity
Developing thinking and reasoning skills
This course is for primary school teachers who are new to teaching or would like to develop their skills in science teaching. There will be references to the English National Curriculum but learners will be encouraged to review their local curricula to contextualise the course content. This course adopts a reflective practice approach that will also support the development of teaching skills for non-UK teachers.