Chain Reaction Booklet – a guide to running a ‘Chain Reaction’ activity/event in school, with background science information and cross-curricular link ideas.
‘Forces’ Scheme of Work (aimed at 9-11 year olds) demonstrates the way Helen Ellis incorporated the Chain Reaction project into the topic of forces. Details of other teachers’ comments and tips on how they used or adapted the activities have been added to the SOW so their suggestions can be universally shared.
The Matrix produced by PSTT Fellow, Caroline Galpin, provides support for activities in the Scheme of Work and beyond. It is organised in eight topic areas, each of which has five levels of progression with suggested practical activities. Teachers in the project used these in lessons, within their Science Clubs and as homework activities. This resources also contains many activities designed to challenge the most able pupils. The Matrix is available to download as an Excel spreadsheet, with hyperlinked activity sheets and background information. The sheets are locked to protect their formatting but may be opened using the password CHAIN. The Matrix also includes useful teacher comments and tips.