Warwick Process Science

Warwick Process Science was a process-led approach to science teaching and provided teachers with ideas, materials and detailed instructions for a skills-based science course.

The materials were compiled by an experienced team of teachers from comprehensive schools, mainly in Leicestershire. The demand on school resources and apparatus were kept to a minimum, so that many of the requirements could be easily accessible for all science departments.

The course was designed to appeal to students across the ability spectrum. The aim was to provide challenges for the most able students, through open-ended problem solving activities, whilst allowing less able students to investigate scientific concepts without experiencing failure and consequent disillusionment with science. Section II of the course was designed for students aged 12-14, with 30 modules for teachers to choose from when planning their curriculum.

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Air and Atmosphere

The sixteen practical activities in this resource provide an introduction to the properties of air and gases through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around...

Bubbles

The ten practical activities in this resource use bubbles as a context for developing investigation skills, such as planning, the control of variables and data analysis. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities...

Change

This resource introduces the idea of change initially through observation of everyday life situations leading to more scientific descriptions of change, including physical and chemical changes. The booklet is divided into three sections:

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• Teacher demonstrations including a...

Changing Earth

The practical activities in this resource provide an introduction to earth science through an investigative and problem solving approach. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around the classroom. The...

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