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Skill 4.10 Describing Graphs

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, have students write down what they have learned and understood from a graph about life expectancy and mortality. First in the form of statements and then in a narrative form. Students then move on to look at the different components of the graph,...

Skill 4.11 Matching Questions and Graphs

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity helps students to link information in graphs with questions that could be asked about the data.

Students are presented with a series of graphs and a series of questions. Their task is to match the questions to the graphs. Different activities...

Skill 4.2 Learning with Visuals

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity is designed to have students study a visual representation in detail. Students are asked to look consider components that include:
* the title
* its content
* information the students have gathered from the visual
*...

Skill 4.3 Understanding Cross-sections

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, help students to interpret diagrams and visual representations that are drawn in cross-section.

This is a skill that is often taken for granted but often used in scientific representations, such as when drawing apparatus. This activity...

Skill 4.4 Recognising Visual Symbols

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity provides students with a colour-coded map of the world. Students must try and interpret the visual representation.

A series of images gradually give more information, and finally a legend, which allows students to fully understand the image....

Creating a Progress Culture

This resource is a National Strategies teacher study unit for science subject leaders, science teachers and higher level teaching assistants on building challenge into lessons. There is a specific focus on questioning, learning outcomes and identifying opportunities to...

Going for Gold: Securing Attainment

A National Strategies teacher study unit booklet for science subject leaders, science teachers and higher level teaching assistants on intervention ideas and revision techniques to offer groups of students short-term help to cover what they have missed or address...

Science Teaching Units (Key Stages Three to Four)

Produced in 2008, these Secondary National Strategy lesson plan sequences were written to help teachers in planning for and teaching specific ideas important to their learning from Key Stage Three to Key Stage Four.

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Science and Mathematics in Schools - a Review

This Ofsted publication describes factors affecting the low take-up of science and mathematics post-16 identified for the year 1992-93. These were: the status of science in our culture; the nature of science and mathematics as school subjects; the organisation of schools; the curriculum; science and mathematics...

Inspecting Subjects and Aspects 11-18 Design and Technology

This Ofsted publication is one in a series that gives guidance on inspection of subjects, in this case Design and Technology. Inspectors’ need to evaluate:

• How high are the standards in design and technology, and are they high enough?
• How well are students progressing?
• How well is design...

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