Exploring Chemistry in SEND Schools

These six practical lessons are the result of a collaboration between Dr Sarah Bearchell (science specialist) and the pupils and staff at John Watson School and Frank Wise School. They have been tested in the classroom and by SEND school teachers at the Association for Science Education conference. The work was supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The lessons aim to be sensory explorations of chemistry, using readily available materials. They work for a wide range of abilities and contain enough material to stretch the most able pupils in your KS2 class. They have also been a success in nursery and KS3 SEND classes. The booklet contains all the information you need to adapt for your pupils.

The lessons are also suitable for use in mainstream schools.

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