Learning Science Together

Learning Science Together

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Enrichment, Practical Science, Science Capital, Science Enquiry

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7-9, 9-12

This resource provides family learning sessions in science. Children come to school with a parent/carer, and they learn science together through problem solving and investigative activities.

Children are empowered by learning alongside and helping their parents. Parents develop a greater understanding of how their children are learning science at school and they value the opportunity to spend some quality time with their child, engaged in something they are both enjoying. Teachers are given quality CPD in science. They also develop a greater understanding of the children by seeing them working in a family learning environment.

Organising a family science event in your school

Everything that you need to run this project in your own school is available below. Some resources are ready to go as they are and others need a small amount of adapting so that they are relevant to your own school.

Please would you ensure that whatever adaptations you make to the resources, that you leave the PSTT logo and Hampton Hill Junior School logo still there so that they are both publicly acknowledged when you use the resources. Thank you.

This project was created by Ali Eley working at Hampton Hill Junior School. If you have any questions about the project or how to run it in your school, please do get in touch with Ali (PSTT Outreach Director) on ali.eley@pstt.org.uk 

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Resources for learning science together

Planning a Family Event

Everything you need to know, logos and forms.

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Criminal behind bars

Kidnapping Mystery

All the resources you need to organise this family activity

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Learning Science Together

Outdoor Detectives

All the resources you need to organise this family activity

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Safety Notice & 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.

The 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. The 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. The 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.