let's think through science

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'Let's Think through Science' is intended to develop thinking in pupils aged 7 - 9 years. It comprises 15 lessons based on science topics frequently taught in years 3 and 4. The lessons can be implemented in primary classrooms, using equipment and resources that are available in most schools and within the time usually allocated for science.

The 'Let's Think Through Science' lessons present opportunities for pupils to work and think together in groups about challenges and problems. They are intended to develop thinking skills such as classifying, grouping and sequencing, in the context of science related content. Teachers use a range of questioning skills and strategies for facilitating group work to encourage effective participation, discussion and collaboration by all pupils. Links are made to prior learning and pupils are encouraged to reflect on how they have learnt and worked together.

The lessons can be implemented in primary classrooms, using equipment and resources that are available in most schools and within the time usually allocated for science. This unit has been created by Natasha Serret, King's College, London, Anne Robertson, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Sue Sissling, London Borough of Harrow.

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