4 Frequent and varied practical science

Students should experience a practical activity in at least half of their science lessons. These activities can be short or long and varied in type.

  • on average, across the year and across all the sciences, at least half of lessons should involve direct practical activities, whether hands-on or teacher demonstration
     
  • practical activities can be short or long. There should be enough long science lessons (of at least 50 minutes) in the timetable to give teachers flexibility about when they do experiments
     
  • on average, across the year and across all the sciences, at least half of lessons should involve direct practical activities, whether hands-on or teacher demonstration
     
  • practical activities should be varied and balanced in type

Female Student Using Microscope In Science Class