Tap into it

15th June 2007 at 01:00
Science Ages 8 to 11

Liven up your science lessons with music, song and dance. To remember scientific words related to the body, my Year 4 pupils made up their own words to Dem Bones and created movement to the song as memory aids.

This became a dance and was performed to the rest of the 200 pupils as a rap song.

Pupils were so enthused that they even learned the Latin names of bones, and voted this the most enjoyable part of the topic. Using several learning strategies helped all of the pupils and music and dance brought a lot of fun to science. As a starter, visit http:clusterweb.org.ukforummessages11775660.html for songs on every topic Diane Murray teaches at Broadway East First School in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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