Outside the classroom
“Research shows the potential wider educational benefits of fieldwork – including teamwork, motivation and enthusiasm for the subject and its potential to influence positively the choice of science as a future subject to study” (Outdoor Science, ASE Outdoor Science Working Group)
Many students’ experience of practical science is mostly through lab-based activities, but going outside the classroom can not only add a sense of occasion but also introduce the important idea that variables are not as easily controlled in the natural environment.
We've searched the eLibrary to find some out-of-the-ordinary ideas for fieldwork, visits and outdoor activities, together with resources which provide clear descriptions of simple sampling techniques.
Visit the practical work page to access all resources and lists focussing on practical work in secondary science: www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/sciencepracticals