Curious Minds: Engaging Students with ‘Working Scientifically’ Skills
This session is intended for all primary school staff.
Provided by: Hester Binge
This course enables you to teach science in a way that develops children’s ‘Working Scientifically’ skills by supporting children to become scientific investigators. It encourages curiosity, observation and enquiry and is central to developing children’s understanding of and engagement with science. In this course, you will explore the different types of scientific enquiry, and you will discover and develop the skills that are needed to bring them to life in the classroom. You will also look a variety of ways to assess this very practical part of the curriculum in order to track your pupils’ progress.
As a result of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify different ways to ‘Work Scientifically’ and use these to develop your pupils’ attainment and progression.
- Learn to utilise step-by-step learning in children’s ‘Working Scientifically’ skills and be able to assess their progression.
- Address children’s misconceptions about science and make science meaningful for them by relating it to their lives.