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Skill 3.5 Making Sense of Text: In Your Own Way

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, challenges students to read a piece of text and then represent it in the way that best helps them to remember it. In doing so, students are encouraged to:

* locate the themes and keywords within an article
* summarise the key pieces of...

Skill 3.6 Going Beyond an Article: Asking Key Questions

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity helps students to be able to:

* identify the underlying scientific principles that relate to a brief article
* formulate questions about the article
* explain key pieces of information presented in the article.

In the activity...

Skill 5.1 Writing a Summary

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, challenges students to summarise information from different sources on the same topic. Developing this ability will help students when they encounter complex activities and information.

During the activity, students will practice:
*...

Skill 5.6 The Structure of Scientific Research Articles

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity requires students to examine the structure of scientific research articles, highlighting the differences between review papers and scientific reports.

The activity will help the students to:
* formulate criteria for evaluating written work...

Skill 5.7 Writing a Scientific Review Article

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, in this activity students write a review article, paying particular attention to the structure, content, language and format used.

Following the activity, students should be able to:
* use their knowledge of the structure of scientific review articles...

Skill 5.9 Writing an Abstract

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity requires students to write an abstract for a scientific review article they have produced.

Students discuss the key features of an abstract and look at the difference between abstracts for research papers and reviews. They are then challenged to...

Skill 5.10 Compiling a Bibliography

In this activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, students learn about the importance of a comprehensive and accurate bibliography, before compiling one of their own for an article they have written previously.

In the activity, students become acquainted with and practise the way a...

Skill 6.1 Preparing a Short Presentation

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, aims to help students develop the skill of acquiring information from presentations and demonstrates how good presentations are structured and delivered.

Students are challenged to:
• identify good and bad practice in the delivery of...

Skill 6.2 Storyboarding an Issue

in this activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, students research a topical, scientific or technological issue. The information is then assimilated into a storyboard approximating to the format of a scientific article.

The activity requires students to decide on the best way to summarise...

Skill 6.4 Preparing a Longer Presentation

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity develops the skills needed to prepare and deliver a formal presentation.

During the activity, students will:
• select an appropriate topic for a presentation to the class
• carry out the necessary research to collect the information...

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