At Birchwood Junior School, we believe that the understanding of science is the understanding of the world around us and is therefore a key learning experience for all our children. To do this, we allow our children to DREAM BIG, something that underpins our whole school. In Science, we constantly let children develop these key skills, such as through asking questions, being resilient and discovering through their enriching curriculum. We allow our children to question, observe and explore, as these are key in the development of all children. We aim to model and teach these scientific thinking processes in order that all Birchwood pupils can be successful in their own exploration of the world they live in.
Working Scientifically Approaches
Understand how things work
Make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles.
Extreme Science is the place online to find the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of extremes and learn about the science behind what makes each the most extreme example of its kind.
Take your pick and explore the beauty of the sea, or the wonders of the universe. Sea and Sky is an incredible resource, providing extensive information on the mysteries of each in amazing detail.
A website providing fossil education, information and fun for kids of all ages. Questions will be answered, fossils will be found and you'll have fun in the process. http://fossilsforkids.com/