Watch the first video in the Titanic Science series here. For the remaining videos in the series, search through the cards below.
Animals, Electricity, Forces, Properties & Uses of Materials, States of Matter
Cross-curricular, Practical Science, Science Enquiry
A series of free videos and a book (available to buy) to illustrate practical science activities based on the story of the Titanic .
The story of the Titanic is an exciting context for practical science investigation. PSTT’s Titanic Science book, written by PSTT Fellow Jim McDaid, provides a step-by-step guide for teachers to carry out engaging cross-curricular science enquiry. It demonstrates how science played a pivotal role during the key moments in the history of the world’s most famous ship. By following the science of the Titanic, children explore a series of exciting practical investigations, with accompanying historical narrative.
The primary science team at SSERC has created a series of free-to-download short videos to illustrate some of the practical science activities based on the story of the Titanic.
With grateful thanks to colleagues at SSERC.
Titanic Science has been written by teachers for teachers
Individual investigations can be used to highlight scientific concepts, or the whole resource can be used to examine the full story of the Titanic. As a multi-disciplinary resource, it will also provide material for other curriculum areas, such as creative writing, history and numeracy.
The book includes:
- Clear learning intentions for each investigation
- Science context section outlining the scientific phenomena of each investigation
- Comprehensive list of equipment you may need
- Easy instructions on how to set up and carry out the investigations
- Key questions provide teachers with useful prompts to assist children in their investigations
- ‘Titanic Trivia’
- Extension and enrichment activities
- Recording sheets – allowing more time for enquiry
- Beautiful, authentic photographs of the Titanic.
Cold fingers 1 - take a pulse
Titanic Investigations video activities
Animals, States of Matter
Cold Fingers 2 – Build a Tower
Cross-curricular, Practical Science, Science Enquiry | 7-9, 9-12
This will help me put science right back into my curriculum… a fantastic resource full of wonderful practical ideas!