Science Across the World (for Younger Students)

This collection includes the topics that were developed for younger students by international teams of teachers as part of the ‘Science Across the World’ project. The project was run by the Association for Science Education (ASE). Every topic leads towards an exchange of findings and ideas between groups of students. Each topic can be used to link science with other areas of the curriculum.

Exchanges: Working as a class and guided by their teacher, students aim to reach consensus about the information they have found and the ideas that they have come up with. They tackle a series of tasks to gather the information they need to complete an Exchange Form. After exchanging their findings and views with students in other countries, students compare and discuss the responses received from classes in other parts of the world.

Topics for younger students: The topics in this collection were written for younger students in primary schools or the junior years of secondary schools, mostly covering students aged 8–12. The titles are:

  • Eating and Drinking
  • Food Glorious Food (a variant of Eating and Drinking)
  • Plants and Me

Each topic includes teacher notes, student pages and an exchange form. These are always provided in English. There are usually versions in one or two other languages as well. The file structure may vary from language to language.

Finding exchange partners: There are still active schools making use of the topics and exchanging ideas and information. For details visit the Science Across the World pages of the ASE web site.

Resources

Eating and Drinking

This topic, from the Association for Science Education and aimed at students aged 8-12, focuses on nutrition and the links between diet and health. Students reflect the cultural significance of diet. The topic allows classes in schools across the world to exchange information about food and health.

After...

Food Glorious Food

This topic, from the Association for Science Education, explores the cultural aspects of food. The topic allows classes in schools across the world to exchange information about the foods found locally, and the connections between diet and health.

After exchanging their findings and views with students in...

Plants and Me

This topic, from the Association for Science Education, explores the importance of plants. The topic allows classes in schools across the world to exchange information about plants grown locally, the value of these plants and how they are used.

After exchanging their findings and views with students in other...

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