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20minute secondary science Interview lesson

Discussion in 'Science' started by tami_lyn, May 23, 2011.


  1. Hi Everyone,


    I have to plan a 20minute lesson for an interview this week and wondered if I could nag the worlds of wisdom on here.
    Its secondary science (Lower ability yr 7) and can pick any topic of my choice. I know the whole school focus is progress, assessment and differentiation by outcome and the dept focus is using investigative approaches
    I have a few ideas tinkleing away but with such a broad spectrum Im struggling to find one thing to focus on!!
    I know with 20mins I have to keep it simple, showing definate progress and assessment.
    Any ideas would be great!!!!!
     

  2. Hi Everyone,


    I have to plan a 20minute lesson for an interview this week and wondered if I could nag the worlds of wisdom on here.
    Its secondary science (Lower ability yr 7) and can pick any topic of my choice. I know the whole school focus is progress, assessment and differentiation by outcome and the dept focus is using investigative approaches
    I have a few ideas tinkleing away but with such a broad spectrum Im struggling to find one thing to focus on!!
    I know with 20mins I have to keep it simple, showing definate progress and assessment.
    Any ideas would be great!!!!!
     
  3. Do something simple. I would chose microbes and get them to use some sort of data in te tasks you set.
     
  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    20 minutes!

    magnets and materials?

    Test a whole range of objects to see if they are magnetic or not.

    Get the kids to put them into two groups (too little time to write in a table).

    Then assess by giving them some objects made from same materials but different (eg a paperclip instead of a nail, a lolly stick instead of a match etc and they can predict which group they should be in.
     
  5. Link this to the idea of scientists sorting - classifying things - then ask each student to write on a post one example of where scientists classify things and stick it onto a piece of paper on the way out of the class - differentiation by outcome - ----
    you should get a minimum of the ideas they have met at KS2 - S,L,G for example
    but you could get more - vertebrates/invertebrates; periodic table, metals/non-metals etc etc


     

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