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Safe science lessons for a pupil referral unit

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by BiologyBee, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. I am teaching science in a PRU.... does anyone have any good ideas or resources for practicals that i could do with unpredictable pupils?
  2. never_expect_anything

    never_expect_anything Occasional commenter

    You might get more responses by posting this in the SEN or Science forums and by being a little more specific about which age group and which aspects of science you are teaching.
    I'm in a similar situation to you (SEBD rather than PRU) and teach Science as a non-specialist, so I know what you mean, but probably can offer much advice (I've been advised to show videos for much of the 'practical' aspect)...
    I'm teaching chemistry this term and even though I'm teaching up to GCSE, our pupils have very limited prior knowledge/experience, so for practicals I've started with testing household products (e.g. lemon juice, washing up liquid, baking powder) for acidity.
    My colleague (teaching KS3 biology, and evidently more creative than me!) has done planting seeds in different materials (e.g. cotton wool versus soil) and making 'poo' (to show how the digestive system works), so there are plenty of ideas out there...

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