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Category Archives: Science
Below are some simple activities you can use at the end of any lesson as a plenary to check the level of understanding amongst your pupils and to spot any misconceptions that might have otherwise slipped you by. Sentence Summary … Continue reading
I needed to do an elicitation activity in Science recently at the start of a new topic. Previously I’d tried just having the children writing down on a blank piece of paper everything they knew about a topic. I found … Continue reading
This is such a simple idea I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before! When doing an extended activity that lasts 20 minutes or more, stop the class halfway through the activity. Have them put down their pencils/pens etc, … Continue reading
A nice, simple idea that went down surprisingly well. When teaching about food chains in Science, one student volunteered to be the Sun. Then another student pretended to be grass by lying down and then growing by wriggling their fingers … Continue reading
FOOD CHAIN SCRAMBLE Materials needed: Cut-up pictures of animals. Time needed: 30 minutes. An activity I did in my Science class after we’d spent a couple of weeks looking at environments, camouflage and food chains. I printed out and cut … Continue reading