Research Skills

The materials in this resource are from the Secondary National Strategy ‘Progressing to Level 6 and beyond in science’ project. They were intended for science teachers who are focusing on helping their students in developing skills in researching scientific issues.

The [b]Research skills teacher guidance[/b] file provides strategies for teachers using appropriate resources and should be read [b]first[/b] - in conjunction with the [b]Research skills steps table[/b] document. Both documents provide a breakdown of each key skill, with suggested strategies for moving students from one level, or ‘step’, to the next. These levelled skills are also presented in the [b]Research skills pupil speak sheet[/b] so that students can assess their own progress and plan what they could do to improve. There is also specific teacher guidance on [b]Supporting the writing of conclusions[/b].

The teacher and classroom resources include:
* evidence cards which can be used to help students organise evidence for and against different theories around dinosaur extinction; photosynthesis and respiration; and plate tectonics
* an evidence decision maker to help students decide if evidence is strong or weak
* ideas for developing DARTs (Directed Activities Related to Texts)
* ideas for note taking strategies

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Age11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Published2000 - 2009

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This resource is part of National Strategies: Science