2 Purposeful practical science

Teachers should know the purpose of any practical science activity, and it should be planned and executed so it is effective and integrated with other science learning.

  • Teachers should have a clear purpose for every practical activity and know how it relates to the rest of what they are teaching.
  • Teachers should plan to their satisfaction how to introduce each practical and how to follow it up.
  • Teachers should take account of students’ special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in their planning, so all students can participate equally.