One of the easiest mistakes to make when teaching anything is to simplify it to the point of incoherence.
Anyone who has tutored physics or maths for any length of time has had the following experience:
Q: A car travels 30 miles in half an hour, find its speed.
...setting in motion...
My favorite historical character is Benjamin Franklin – one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
Benjamin Franklin grew up in a working class family which had many children. His father wanted him to help in his shop and so Benjamin did not have time to attend school. But he...
Renewable energy is a form of energy that has come under much discussion over the last few years. It has been the subject of many inter-governmental debates and is gaining publicity all the time. Furthermore, it is certain to play an essential role in the future of the human...
I've introduced the theory of light and how it travels in straight lines to my KS3 students. Used the light boxes to show the angle of incident and angle of reflection. They soon understood the concepts of incident ray and reflection ray.
The students drew diagrams of their apparatus and...
Below are lists of just a few simple experiments that can be carried out at home and in a science lab at school. I have provided web links for each for instruction on the procedures.
These experiments allow younger children to see how chemistry can be exciting and fun and...
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One of the worst nightmares in a teenager’s life is the fear of being bullied at school. It is not always the physical bullying that is the worst; the name calling and other psychological nastiness can be absolutely gutting. Should you risk telling a teacher and perhaps make...
When I study light with my Year 8 pupils to make the reflection and transmission of light a bit more interesting - as they generally nod off at this point -
I show them the following website and they love it:
Look at it and enjoy!
Before getting into a discussion about the place of science in the national curriculum, it is important to explore the place of science in a wider context. If we define science as a method of systematic investigation to explain natural and physical phenomena, then this has existed for a very...
General science is usually given in years S1 and S2 to give pupils a "taster" of each of the three sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) so that they can get an idea what they would like to go on to study in further years at school.
Every school is different in how they teach science; some...
The school curriculum has been built so that students can expand and develop their knowledge and experience by connecting them to new learning.
Pupils often experience difficulty in relating their learning to what they know about the world around them. They may also find it difficult to see the...
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