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Dramatic Science

Using drama to help children engage with scientific processes and concepts

Dramatic Science was created in 2013 by the AstraZeneca Teaching Trust (now Primary Science Teaching Trust) in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University and Staffordshire Country Council.

The Dramatic Science approach uses drama in various ways to encourage children's curiosity and confidence in acting and talking about science and appears to support the development of scientific understanding. It is suitable for ages 4 to 11.

Please note: we are aware that the vidoes and audio clips in this CPD Unit are not working. However, the strategies used in the project are described and some teachers may find the reources helpful.

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Safety Notice and Disclaimer


PSTT advises teachers to refer to either the CLEAPSS website or SSERC website for up to date health and safety information when planning practical activities for children.

PSTT is not liable for the actions or activities of any reader or anyone else who uses the information in these resource pages or the associated classroom materials. PSTT assumes no liability with regard to injuries or damage to property that may occur as a result of using the information contained in these resources. PSTT recommends that a full risk assessment is carried out before undertaking in the classroom any of the practical investigations contained in the resources.

All materials are ©Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and are freely available to download and share for educational purposes. Whilst educators are free to adapt the resources to suit their own needs, acknowledgement of copyright on all original materials must be included. Rights to images included in the resource have been purchased for PSTT use only – as such, these images may only be used as part of this resource and may not copied into or used in other materials.

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