The following question was posted on 18 October on the STEM centre chat board.
|Water for Industry|
What will people be using to enrich science topics for children who have mastered all the topic objectives while the teacher is supporting those who need more input? I am thinking it will be applying knowledge in design and problem solving tasks such as CIEC activities, is that what everyone else thinks?
Jenny Harvey, CIEC Advisory Teacher for the North East replies here:
'Of course I think that is a brilliant idea, but then I use them all the time, being the Advisory Science Teacher for Children Challenging Industry across Teesside. I also know that our online resources cover many aspects to the new primary science curriculum as can be noted here: http://ciec.org.uk/news/CIEC%20Links%20to%20NEW%20CURRIC.pdf
More and more teachers are using the CIEC resources to address context and purpose. Our investigations tackle real problems that are encountered within science-based industries, reflecting more closely the way science is carried out in 'real life'. This approach improves children's motivation and understanding. So why not check them out!
Primary Science resources link: