Using Science to Develop Thinking Skills at Key Stage 3

Using Science to Develop Thinking Skills at Key Stage 3

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This book presents a series of practical activities designed to help teachers build an effective science curriculum for more able children. It focuses on: developing higher order thinking skills using conceptual language; directed activities relating to text for developing higher order skills; and in-depth study topics that emphasize a qreal productq outcome. Activities range from short discussion topics and problems to solve, to whole-day masterclasses. Topics covered include: context enrichment - by team research/discussion and by visit plus follow-up work; general and science-based thinking activities; thinking tools - including zones of relevance; effective organization of information - herring bone diagrams, flow charts, flash cards; argument mapping; analysis and interpretation of data; modeling and using spreadsheets; and science writing activities.Now take true statements and write them into a series of cartoons for a textbook for primary Devising questions Devising ... The question must show scientific accuracy and creativity so the answers need to be open ended to allow flexibility.

Title:Using Science to Develop Thinking Skills at Key Stage 3
Author:Pat O'Brien
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-11


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