Aim: to develop children's science attainment and understanding of what science is and what scientists do through the science curriculum.
Who is involved?
What do they do?
Use children's questions to inform planning.
Include a diverse range of scientists and people who use science across the curriculum.
Make cross-curricular links to show how science can be relevant to other subjects - and other subjects to science.
Explicitly address children's misconceptions.
Provide children with clear and meaningful practical experiences, models, analogies and explanations.
Develop children's literacy in science lessons.
Want to find out more, or do this yourself?
Here are some "How To" guides and ideas:
Primary science equipment guidance from SCORE (spreadsheet of recommended resources)
These science ideas webs from the Royal Society of Chemistry are a helpful starting point for cross-curricular planning.
The Institute of Physics Marvin and Milo cards provide plenty of experiment ideas with scientific explanations.
The charity Practical Action's STEM resources are full of cross-curricular links, which emphasise ways in which science can help tackle global issues and help people all over the world.
Vocabulary lists for science topics
How to retro-fit a science capital curriculum!
How to encourage and build children's questions into the curriculum
How to teach children about a range of STEM careers