Some common barriers
As you have discussed in the previous step there are many barriers which teachers may face when considering carrying out a practical science lesson.
Here are some of the most common ones:
- Lack of resources
- Lack of time
- Lack of teacher confidence
- Concerns over children’s behaviour
- Lack of subject knowledge
- Class size
You will discover some ideas to help overcome some of these barriers in the following steps. In particular we focus on resourcing and managing children’s behaviour.