February 03rd 2017
Get some top tips from someone in the know…
Are you new to the role of Science Co-ordinator? If so, you might be wondering where on earth you start. In an article on the STEM Learning website Rachel Jackson, a Teacher Educator, has produced ten tips for teachers just like you. They include advice on the following:
- Audit – asking questions such as what is the breadth of science taught in the school? How much of the science taught is investigative and practical? What resources does the school have to enable teachers to deliver science well?
- Governors – what do they know about how primary science is taught in your school?
- Staff training – what are the CPD needs of your teachers?
- Equipment – have you identified the resources necessary to teach the primary science curriculum?
- Resources – using a website like Sigma Science would cover all your teaching needs for the science curriculum from Year 1 through to Year 6
- Primary science initiatives – are there any local businesses or museums which can support you in your science teaching?
- Space as a context – teaching Space is as exciting for the teacher as it is for the children; many websites including ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) have a wealth of material for teaching ‘Earth and Space’ in Year 5
Each section in Rachel Jackson’s article has links to further information to guide you on your road to becoming a successful primary science co-ordinator.
To read the full article, go to: https://www.stem.org.uk/blog/ten-tips-when-it-comes-driving-science-primary-schools