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Science Outside the Classroom
Science Outside the Classroom Two strands: 1. Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew where the emphasis will be on outdoor science, biology, plant science and sustainability 2. The Science Museum where we will be concentrating on physics and chemistry, learning through artefacts and stories and hands-on science exhibits.
Science Outside the Classroom There will also be an opportunity to look at research in science education and how this can impact on classroom practice and learning in an informal context.
STs have been divided in to 12 groups for these activities. These include STs who were on placement in said schools • Gives STs the chance to see each other teach • Gives STs chance to work with people they have never worked with before.
Royal Botanical Gardens Kew On Monday (date) and Tuesday (date), KS 3 classes from X School for Girls will be brought to Kew. Each group has three activities to complete: • Trees as keystone species • Economic botany • Plants and people Groups 1 - 6 will be with them on Monday Groups 7 - 12 will be with them on Tuesday
On Monday (date) and Tuesday (date) all STs will be visiting the RBGK to plan their programme. STs will be briefed by IOE staff and Kew Staff and then asked to devise a programme and schedule for their group. • Trees as keystone species • Economic botany • Plants and people and Environmental games • Organising an educational visit • Planning • Checking plan with IOE staff
Location map for IOE ST training day- Monday 6 th June 2011 PLANTS AS KEYSTONE SPECIES C+C AND THE MUNCHBOXMEET HERE AT END OF DAY IF WET PLANTS AND PEOPLE MEET HERE AT END OF DAY IF FINE. For FIRST AID contact 333 constables or Kew staff on an internal phone. Emergency services are contacted through constabulary ONLY. Do NOT phone 999. Snacks at white peaks and the Victoria Gate. Toilets at Vic Gate, Close to Museum no 1 and at White Peaks. VIST PLANNING 1 st FLOOR MUSEUM NO 1. ROOM SIGNPOSTED ECONOMIC BOTANY Victoria Gate- Enter and leave through this gate
The Science Museum
On Thursday (date) and Monday (date), twelve schools (six on each day) will be bringing one KS 3 class to the Museum. Each group has been booked into the Launchpad hands-on gallery for one hour. They will also visit one other gallery, chosen from: • Exploring Space • Making the Modern World • Materials
Each school will have assigned to it a team of approximately six STs. Half of the group will lead children through Launchpad activities and the other through the second gallery. Each group has a liaison ST responsible for working with the school. This will normally be a ST who completed one of their teaching experiences at the school.
On (date) all STs will be visiting the Science Museum to plan their school’s programme. STs will be briefed by Io. E staff and then asked to devise a programme and schedule for their school. STs will be able to evaluate the galleries using a guide so they can critically reflect on the quality of exhibits, their relevance and interest to young people and their teachers. Some STs will be given guidance on how to observe children in a museum and on how to record their observations.
There are further opportunities for STs to try things out and complete a plan. This will be on the day their group is not at Kew, either Monday (date) (groups 7 – 12) or Tuesday (date) (groups 1 – 6). At the end of this day ST groups’ plans will be checked at the Museum.
What is expected of you? • • Appropriate clothing for Kew Skin care in the sun for Kew Bring food and drink Professionalism Time keeping Effort Collaborative work