I am currently studying an MA in Animation and Design at the University of Sunderland, in which I am looking into the use of Animation within education. I am looking particularly at Science at Key Stage 1 level and how the teaching of particular topics could be reinforced through the use of animation. At this stage, I am looking into which units are covered more commonly than others and why some units are covered less. I would very much appreciate any help you could provide and have a short questionnaire I would appreciate being completed. You do not need to provide any personal information. The easiest way to complete this questionnaire would be to copy it from my post, paste it into a reply, add your answers and post the reply to me. Many thanks to everyone in advance, Jessica. Questionnaire 1. How many years have you been a teacher? 2. Which model of pedagogy do you/does your school follow? 3. Do you use units outlined on the standards site when preparing units to be taught? 4. Which of the following units have you used when teaching Science? (please tick/re-colour/put a * next to/highlight your answers in some way) Unit 1A. Ourselves Unit 1B. Growing plants Unit 1C. Sorting and using materials Unit 1D. Light and dark Unit 1E. Pushes and pulls Unit 1F. Sound and hearing Unit 2A. Health and growth Unit 2B. Plants and animals in the local environment Unit 2C. Variation Unit 2D. Grouping and changing materials Unit 2E. Forces and movement Unit 2F. Using electricity Unit 3A. Teeth and eating Unit 3B. Helping plants grow well Unit 3C. Characteristics of materials Unit 3D. Rocks and soils Unit 3E. Magnets and springs Unit 3F. Light and shadows Unit 4A. Moving and growing Unit 4B. Habitats Unit 4C. Keeping warm Unit 4D. Solids, liquids and how they can be separated Unit 4E. Friction Unit 4F. Circuits and conductors Unit 5_6H. Enquiry in environmental and technological contexts Unit 5A. Keeping healthy Unit 5B. Life cycles Unit 5C. Gases around us Unit 5D. Changing state Unit 5E. Earth, Sun and Moon Unit 5F. Changing sounds Unit 6A. Interdependence and adaptation Unit 6B. Micro-organisms (short unit) Unit 6C. More about dissolving Unit 6D. Reversible and irreversible changes (short unit) Unit 6E. Forces in action Unit 6F. How we see things (short unit) Unit 6G. Changing circuits (short unit) 5. How many hours (on average) would/did you spend on each unit? Any additional information relating to topics covered when teaching Science at KS 1 that you would like to provide.