Science TDT 2: What makes a good lesson?

What makes a good science lesson? – After looking at the Es and Os within the curriculum for excellence, and then looking back on the last workshop with Jonathan, we came up with a list of contributors that we think will make a successful and good science lesson that encourages children to explore and experience new information and material which they can learn from and use in their futures.

The contributors to making a good science lesson:

  1. Working with local agencies/trusts
  2. Actively ‘doing’ what the children are learning about
  3. Incorporating other areas of the curriculum (e.g maths, literacy)
  4. Challenge children’s abilities
  5. Experience learning in real life context
  6. Practical Experiments
  7. Strong subject knowledge and expertise
  8. Positive attitudes
  9. Engaging
  10. Active
  11. Investigative work/Investigative skills
  12. Discussions
  13. Use of ICT
  14. Enhance local environment in biology
  15. Filming experiences/practicals and analyzing others work
  16. Parents contributing to children’s learning and work
  17. Positive ethos in classroom
  18. Work independently and collaboratively
  19. Less use of copying out notes, more practical involvement
  20. Encouraging thinking and questioning

“Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.”  – Sally Ride

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