APP and Wikid Science – how they fit well together

I attended a county APP network meeting last week which included a show & tell session.  Being a model of good organisation I remembered that I was meant to be taking something two day before.  I could have simply gone through my schemes of work and picked an example of how we use APP, but …

Wikid Science – thermite reaction in pyrotechnics

The pyrotechnics module contains both the thermite reaction, and the reaction of copper oxide and zinc.  I have done the thermite reaction this way (CLEAPSS method with fluted filter paper) many times before but never tried the copper oxide and zinc reaction. I’m sure there are teachers out there who haven’t tried either – I’ve …

Wikid Science – how I make mine better

Practical work.  That’s the main method.  The more the better.  Science is a practical subject and you learn best by doing and making sense of what you have seen.  I like to shoehorn any practical work in that helps students grasp a topic – the more the better. This lesson in the Pyrotechnics sequence had …