Presentation on theme: "Primary Science – the key bits …. … in 7 minutes! EEK!"— Presentation transcript:
Primary Science – the key bits …. … in 7 minutes! EEK!
Wondering whyWondering why Gathering and analysing evidence to find out whyGathering and analysing evidence to find out why What is science?
To do some real science … You have to gathering and analyse evidence to find out why … if you already know the answer, this is impossible! And … Ofsted, bless ‘em, want children to be able to ‘operate as scientists’.
What writing helps enquiries? 1.Children discussing, agreeing and writing the question. 2.Sometimes a hypothesis and prediction 3.If fair test is needed: i.what they will change ii.What they will measure iii.what they will keep the same 4.Results / evidence 5.Conclusion
Describe Compare Hypothesise Hypothesise using sci ideas and language (with support) Hypothesise using sci ideas and language (independently and consistently) Fair test (beginning) Fair test (independent) Considering reliability Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Details on the sheet – please take one!
Knowledge allow us to try and explain why things happen and predict what might happenKnowledge allow us to try and explain why things happen and predict what might happen Ideas that allow us to do more of this are more powerfulIdeas that allow us to do more of this are more powerful Ideas that explain other ideas are more powerfulIdeas that explain other ideas are more powerful The are the Key Ideas in scienceThe are the Key Ideas in science Useful scientific knowledge
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Is science important in primary schools? KS3: Students spend similar amounts of time in English, maths and science KS4: Students study 1 GCSE in Maths, usually 2 in English and 2 or 3 in science A-Levels: 75000 A-levels in Maths75000 A-levels in Maths 83000 A-levels in English83000 A-levels in English 131000 A-levels in Science131000 A-levels in Science Higher Education: 23% of all degree courses are science based
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