Browsing by Author "Warwick, P. (Paul)"
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Bridges
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)A brief explanation of an investigation in to the load carrying capabilities of bridges of varying length and cross sectional area, each built from a piece of A4 paper.

EAL Strategies for Primary Science
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)To consider practical ways to ensure inclusion for EAL pupils in the science classroom

The Elephant on the Bridge
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)An interactive way of exploring this activity might be to have the children in small groups building a rope/string bridge and using a model elephant to stand on it. The children could either observe what happens and then ...

Floors and Pillars
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)Pupils work in small groups with basic supplies (exercise books and cardboard folders can be used as floors and objects from around the room as weights) to design, build and test a floor supported by toilet roll tubes. If ...

Force
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)Understanding progression for expectations of pupils' knowledge of 'force'. Considering some possible stimulus materials for classroom discussion around 'force'.

Moving and falling objects
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)Having some ideas for teaching 'moving and falling objects' to primary children. Understanding the concepts relating to 'moving and falling objects' and how to build progression into your curriculum planning. Collating ...

People Particles
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201305)This activity is designed to help young children understand that matter is made of particles and to identify changes in state as changes in the amount of energy that particles within the material have. They are meant to ...

Persuasive argument: Best car
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201305)This activity involving inquiryaims to develop children’s ability to support their conclusions with evidence. The teacher will model and encourage the use of the language that children require to discuss or present their ...

Primary Science investigation
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)This resource describes the process of doing a science investigation. What types of science practical work are there? How might we measure the level of achievement for different science investigation skills?

Problem Solving in Primary Education
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)This document encourages teachers to think about problemsolving in the geography, history, science and maths curriculum, and provides some examples of subjectbased problemsolving to explore.

Questioning Techniques in Primary Science
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)This resource offers the opportunity to think about the appropriate questions to ask at various stages of investigation and how to ensure high quality questioning at these points. This is obviously an important classroom ...

Smoothie Capacity Challenge
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)This activity is intended to help young children understand the concept of the capacity of a container being something that can be measured and compared. It is intended that they develop a very practical understanding of ...

What floats and what sinks
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)This activity is based on materials that float and sink; also mass in air and mass when there is an upthrust.

What makes a good paper airplane?
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)Outline of an investigation into the action of air resistance on an airplane’s wings followed by some ideas on an alternative context in which to set the experiment (gliding animals).

Which material makes a good parachute?
Warwick, P. (Paul) (University of Cambridge, 201304)A brief explanation of a simple investigation into parachutes and air resistance followed by some ideas for a possible investigation and a description of how to make a simple parachute.