Key Features of a good science lesson:
A good science lesson:
- is designed to stimulate the interest and motivation of children
- allows flexibility and choice
- teacher need to have strong subject expertise and be enthusiastic about their subject
- creates a positive ethos for learning
- includes opportunities to allow children to become actively involved in their learning by using questioning
- allows children to independently or collaboratively with others – allowing them to discuss and reflect on ideas and their experiences.
- Includes the use of cooperative learning techniques with children and young people to develop these skills.
- develop citizenship skills by providing appropriate opportunities for children to develop respect and learn to care for living things such as: eco gardens
- making good use of current issues
- provides opportunities for learning out-of-doors, field trips, visits to science centres, local, national and sometimes international facilities.
- Investigation work helps
- Scientific communication
- Higher-order thinking skills – helps challenge study in-depth in open-ended investigation and projects
- Outdoor learning promote early science skills and develop children’s interests