Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Primary school science is the first formal opportunity to develop children’s curiosity about the world in which they live.
Skip to 0 minutes and 19 seconds It’s the starting point for building their science capital and a lifelong appreciation of the importance of science. Through hands-on exploration, children are able to ask questions, test their ideas, and in turn, develop a greater understanding of the world in which they live. Creating learning opportunities that will develop a sense of excitement and curiosity is fundamental in supporting children’s learning in science. [Teacher] It’s really important for the children to be hands on, actively engaged… [Teacher] A lot of the lesson was being able to explore how it works and how the sound does come out of it. Through practical enquiry, children can develop the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science for today and for the future.
Skip to 1 minute and 6 seconds [Teacher] Some of the children on the table go: ‘no, no that needs to happen’ before any teacher prompting because they started to connect the dots themselves, and that’s what we want.
Skip to 1 minute and 12 seconds Teaching Primary Science: Getting Started is for those new to teaching primary science or for teachers who would like to develop their skills further. We will explore a range of techniques to deliver primary science in an engaging and practical way. You’ll be able to identify the different types of enquiry and learn how to embed them in science teaching. You will also be able to trial activities and think about how they impact on learning and engagement in science. As a participant on this course, you will be able to develop your confidence in carrying out practical science for 5 to 11 year olds. You’ll share ideas on how to plan for effective practical work in primary science.
Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds And you’ll collaborate with peers, educators, and mentors to share and critique ideas from teaching practical science. Join us online to get started with primary science through engaging, hands-on, practical activities that will inspire our scientists of the future.