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Successful science practicals

Good practical lessons don’t just happen, they are well-planned, prepared, introduced and concluded.

This guide, from CLEAPPS, collects the many helpful hints and ideas which teachers and technicians have found lead to smooth-running and successful practical work.

To be successful and effective, practical work has to:

• be interesting, and even exciting;

• have a clear purpose, shared with pupils;

• be well planned, timed and managed to achieve its purpose;

• be manageable by pupils







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