Primary school teacher
To link with this we have developed a lesson plan where students design their own primary science lesson.
A downloadable version of the video, lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.
Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:
2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:
Range and Content: 3.2c, 3.3d, 3.4b
Attainment Targets: AT1, AT2, AT4
Key Concepts: 1.1b, 1.4a
Key Processes: 2.1a-c, 2.2b, 2.3a
Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, c, e
Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:
E&F1 – Properties and uses of energy
E&S3 – Changing materials
E&S1 – Earth in Space
LT&PL1 – Variety & characteristic features
Knowledge and Understanding:
Topic A, Level C
Construct simple battery operated circuits , identifying the main components;
Classify materials as conductors or insulators…..
Topic B, Level C
Describe changes when materials are mixed
Describe how solids of different sizes may be separated
Topic C, Level E
Explain day, month and year in terms of the relative motion of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon.
Topic D, Level B
Give some of the more obvious distinguishing features of the major invertebrate groups.
Name some common members of the invertebrate groups
Topic D, Level C
Name some common members of vertebrate groups
Name some common animals and plants using simple keys
Suggest a question for exploration and decide how they might find an answer
Select and use appropriate measurement devices or make appropriate observations
Make an organised report on an investigation using appropriate illustrations
Identify limitations of the approach used
Suggest improvements to the approach used.