Squeeze-Bottle Straw Rockets - The Lab It’s easy to turn a juice bottle into a rocket launcher. How? Grab a few straws, some modeling clay, and an empty juice bottle to make a launcher that will send the straw rocket soaring across the room. Okay, you’ll learn something about Newton’s Laws of Motion at the same time. How Does It Work While you’re having fun launching straws, you’re actually learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion. Make a ghost glove Make a 'ghost glove' by mixing and splitting carbonic acid! This crazy experiment adapted from the Nat Geo Kids book Try This! is guaranteed to get you excited about chemical reactions.
Primary Science Teaching Trust Click here for a downloadable PDF version of this overview. Click here for a downloadable PDF version of this overview in Welsh. Click here for the supporting teacher notes giving short descriptions of the science behind each video, plus some top tips. Click here for these supporting teacher notes in Welsh. Here Is A Great Website for STEM Teachers and Students May 1, 2016 NOVA, one of the popular American TV series that produces in-depth science programming in the form of documentaries and short videos, has this excellent resource called NOVA Education. This is a free portal designed specifically to cater to the teaching and learning needs of STEM teachers and students. It provides a wide variety of educational materials that include informative short-form videos explaining different scientific phenomena, lesson plans to appropriate for your own teaching situation, interactive and several other resources all aligned to teaching standards. You can use the site’s search box to quickly locate a video or browse through the content of NOVA Education by topic. There are four main topics: Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical science, Technology and Engineering. Each of these topics includes a number of subtopics.
WowScience - Science games and activities for kids Psychologists recognise that the story format gets a different kind of attention in our brain – it is ‘psychologically privileged’. Our minds tend to look for cause and effect and even if the information is not presented as cause and effect, we tend to remember things in this way, in this order. Other important factors that our brains listen out for are conflict and characters and complications: we wonder with whom should we empathise in the story and how do they cope with difficult events? So, how can we use this in the classroom? Stories about scientists History is an obvious candidate for teaching through stories as the content is largely cause and effect and there is often an emotional content to a historical story too, which engages the reader/listener.
Primary Science Assessment (PLAN) The PLAN primary science assessment resources – www.planassessment.com – have been produced to help schools plan and assess effectively the science National Curriculum (England). Most of the resources are free to download from the PLAN website. Some (see documents below) are currently only available to ASE members. The CPD resources are available for sale on the PLAN website. The PLAN primary science assessment resources include:
Science definition - What is science? Science Definition The word science comes from the Latin "scientia," meaning knowledge. How do we define science? According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of science is "knowledge attained through study or practice," or "knowledge covering general truths of the operation of general laws, esp. as obtained and tested through scientific method [and] concerned with the physical world."