This is a detailed 28 slide PowerPoint ideal for an assembly or lesson or both for this special week from Saturday 9th March to Sunday 17th March. Could also be a useful PSHE lesson on scientific careers and role models.
Takes the children through these key questions:
What is science?
Definition explained in an easy to understand way.
How does science impact on our lives today?
4 key aspects explained in detail
Who would like to see Science in action?
An engaging, awe-inspiring and quick experiment to create excitement for this week of science.
What happened? Why?
A clear explanation of how the experiment worked, linking it to the children’s current understanding of the world.
What qualities and skills do you need to be a great scientist?
Key words covered and ideal characteristics.
Do you know any famous British scientists and what have they achieved?
4 impressive short biographies of famous British scientists.
What degrees can start you on the path for a science career?
Look at a list of suitable degrees and possible career options from there.
How would you pursue a career in science?
Job options for a career in science and average yearly earnings.
There are then tasks children could complete in a lesson:
Task 1 - Create a poster telling people about British science week or about Exploration and Discovery as part of a competition.
Task 2 - Draw a flow chart of what you would like to investigate and how if you were a scientist.
Task 3 - Write a letter to a famous scientist, you must include at least 10 questions.
All writing templates provided, including differentiated letter templates. Relevant for KS2 and KS3.
Lots of opportunities for discussion and higher level thinking. All concepts explained clearly.
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