1.1 Reporting Science
A four-part unit guiding pupils through planning, investigating
and reporting on two topics: 'Eating Peppermints Makes
You Bald' and 'Eating Spring Onions Improves Athletic
Performance'. It provides an opportunity for pupils
to develop their writing, speaking and listening skills
through role-play as journalists.
1.2 Ideas and Evidence
This resource is designed to help children learn about
the processes involved in the production of scientific
knowledge, from the collection and analysis of data,
through the interpretation of evidence, to the development
of new scientific ideas and models. The materials will
help children to understand how scientific knowledge
changes; why scientists may disagree about the interpretation
of evidence, and that science is an activity that involves
creativity and imagination.
1.3 Try Science
Website containing articles on dramatic new evidence
of dinosaur anatomy and the structure of the heart,
giving pupils an opportunity to experience 'real' scientific
reporting in an interesting context. This site requires
a high level of reading skills.
1.4 What Makes a Scientist?
Photographs and profiles of scientists showing the great
variety of their work. Prominent engineers talk about
what excites and inspires them and there is a brief
description of their areas of research.
1.5 The Poetry of Science
A format for a short activity to help pupils describe
a scientific idea in a creative way to achieve a poetic