People Particles/teaching approach

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This is a practical session to be used with a whole class with scope within the activity for a number of different methods of learning:

  • Whole class dialogue - Discussion of each part of the activity.
  • Open-ended questions – Why do materials change state? What happens to the particles?
  • Project work – As part of a wider science topic on materials.
  • Enquiry-based learning – Children are discovering the answer to questions that they are encouraged to pose themselves.
  • Arguing and reasoning – Persuading each other about their ideas.
  • Exploring ideas – Developing practical, physical understanding of key scientific principles.