Science - Starters on materials

30th September 2011 at 01:00

What is it?

"Primary Science - Lesson Starters - Materials" is a collection for use mainly in key stage 2 science (P4-7).

Getting started

There are two full-length videos in this collection. The first, Teeth, Springs, Rocks and Other Topics, provides a range of subjects selected from the QCA and Department for Education's schemes of work in England, but they include useful areas for Scottish teachers too, such as Materials; Living Things and Physical Processes. The clips comprise a mixture of entertaining documentary and drama scenarios that end with a question for the class. The second, Changing State, Micro-Organisms and Other Topics, offers seven interactive whiteboard lesson starters. Again, each clip introduces a different scientific topic through documentary or drama, this time ranging from water and evaporation to the science of sounds. A year group is suggested for each clip ranging from Year 3 through to Year 6 (P3-P6).

Taking it further

Also included in the lesson starters collection are short clips on a variety of topics. For classes on changing state, Evaporation and Condensation: Robinson Crusoe Makes Drinking Water provides an imaginative context for investigating the purification of water, using evaporation and distillation. For lessons in grouping materials, Properties of Fabrics: The Cross-Country Run uses an amusing scenario to explore the properties of fabrics. This would be ideal for a lesson starter in upper primary. Other primary science video collections include lesson ideas, living things, physical world (light and sound), force and motion.

Where to find it

www.tes.co.ukmaterials-starters.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now