Lesson Plans

The New National Curriculum 2014 states “Working Scientifically” explicitly states that children should use simple equipment and perform simple tests. This makes the science more hands-on for the children and enables them to fully experience science for themselves rather than by just videos and demonstrations
 

Our Forensic Science Workshop ticks all of the above boxes and offers so much more! 

Ideal opportunity to learn about Crime Scene techniques and Forensic Science processes, in a fun atmosphere supporting the new National Curriculum 2014 additionally, this workshop is a great introduction to the Criminal Justice System at Primary School age when it really matters!

 

Transition

The national curriculum (2013) calls for a ‘secure understanding’ of knowledge and concepts of science, stating that ‘insecure [and] superficial understanding’ will hinder progression, specifically identifying ‘key points of transition (between primary and secondary school)’ as a time of high risk. Pulse Education has identified this risk and has noticed a high demand for workshop services between the transitional period of key stage 2 to key stage 3. All schools who engage with the workshops report a significant increase in pupil attainment for scientific subjects. Pulse  Education workshops actively provide an interactive baseline for students to progress into the levels of scientific inquiry expected in key stage 3 studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Engaging students in the fascinating subject of Forensic Science
  • Encouraging pupils to work scientifically in the new National Curriculum 2014 (previously SC1 Scientific Enquiry)
  • Opportunity to explore areas of Forensic Science, a great introduction to the new 2014 Science Curriculum
  • Allows students to participate in practical “hands-on” Science activities
  • Broaden their enthusiasm for science making learners active and curious
  • Teaches students that science is all around them
  • To gain confidence in their own thoughts and how to communicate things scientifically to different groups of people

Benefits to Schools

  • Contributes to raised attainment
  • To learn about new topics and try new ideas in a less pressured environment
  • Raising the profile of science within the school
  • Increasing interest and attitude to science
  • Encouraging independent working and team work, in order to approach and solve scientific problems
  • Assisting teachers and schools to raise standards across the whole curriculum
  • Supports the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda
  • Opportunities for continued professional development for both teachers and support personnel

 

KS2 Pupils Working Scientifically