Practical Work in School Science

Practical work is undeniably a crucial element in school science education. However, as I’ve said elsewhere, unless teachers are clear about how and why they make use of it, practical work can be of limited educational value to our students. Click here for a review of the research on practical work in school science and see below for some resources which I hope might be useful for getting the most out of practical work for your students.

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  • Making effective use of practical work

    Making effective use of practical work

    Demo films, Practical Work

    Short film on how to get the most out of practical work in school science lessons.

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  • Photosynthesis with Cabomba

    Photosynthesis with Cabomba

    Demo films, Practical Work

    Short film showing how cabomba pondweed can be used to investigate or demonstrate photosynthesis. More details from the Science and Plants for Schools website.

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  • Photosynthesis with Algal Balls

    Photosynthesis with Algal Balls

    Demo films, Practical Work

    How to use ‘algal balls’ in a variety of ways to investigate photosynthesis. Further details available from the Science and Plants for Schools Website.

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  • Cauliflower Cloning

    Cauliflower Cloning

    Demo films, Practical Work

    This film shows a reliable method for cloning cauliflowers that is a great improvement on previous techniques used in schools. More details at the Science and Plants for Schools website.

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  • How to prepare the growth medium for cauliflower cloning

    How to prepare the growth medium for cauliflower cloning

    Demo films, Practical Work

    Short film showing how to prepare the agar growth medium for carrying out the cauliflower cloning practical. Further details available at the Science and Plants for Schools website.

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