STEM is the key to the future, and the future is in the hands of our children…which can put a lot of pressure on primary teachers to get their heads and minds across the S in STEM. Kirren, a primary teacher new to science,
Teaching primary students science can be an effort. However, there are simple ways to bring science into the class, reducing preparation time and increasing quality, hands-on scientific discovery. To start with, it's as simple as getting your students into an NOS frame of mind.
Contextualised teaching and learning is the practice that answers the three most common student questions: ‘Why are we doing this?’ ‘When will I use this?’ ‘Is it in the exam?’ In other words – ‘why is this relevant to me?’ Defining relevancy