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Science TDT 2 What Makes a Good Science Lesson

Science Lesson.

Aim: To produce a good science lesson.

Hypothesis: With all instructions followed, the lesson should be able to be deemed as good.


  • Enthusiastic Teacher x1.
  • A comfortable classroom environment x1.
  • Actively involved pupil x30.
  • An interesting and relevant subject.
  • A clear set of learning intentions.
  • Understandable success criteria.
  • Rocket x15.
  • Meter trundle wheel x1
  • Stopwatch x1
  • Cylindrical tube x1
  • Pump x1



Starting in the classroom, the equation, ‘d = vt’ will be written on the board, the teacher will then ask the class if anyone is able to rearrange the equation to work out ‘v’, calling on the previous knowledge of the class. After a pupil has rearranged the equation, the teacher will then explain to the class that they are going to launch their previously made rockets and use time and distance to work out how fast they were going. This is so the class can learn how to apply the equation and so they can learn how the design of their rockets effects how far they go. As the class is moving outside, the expectations of the class will be restated. When the class is outside, they will launch their rockets at an angle and record the distance they flew and the time it took the rocket to stop moving.


Learning Summary:

  • How to manipulate equations.
  • How to measure distance and time.
  • How to calculate speed using distance and time.
  • Applying knowledge in practical situations
  • Understanding variables and the importance of accuracy

Results: Hopefully, this lesson has been engaging and interesting for the class, this is because the lesson has broken out of the classroom and so has mixed things up for the pupils. The teacher has also been enthusiastic throughout the lesson which has kept the pupils interested as they can tell when the teacher isn’t interested in the lesson. The beginning of the lesson would be interesting for the class as they are excited for the rest of the lesson and so are intrigued at the beginning.