Users' Tags: sciens
Age range: 4 - 12
Resource type: enquiry-oriented activity, image, text
Project: Science on Stage
For children, everyday life is full of questions. Inspired by this, an international teacher team from seven countries developed specific ideas and practical advice on how to promote the basic scientific knowledge of primary school children while simultaneously training their skills in reading, writing and speaking. Together with the fantasy creature Lilu and the girl Alina, the children go on a scientific discovery tour in bathroom, living room and kitchen, where they come across ‘inexplicable’ observations. For every phenomenon they encounter, they need to solve tasks with experiments and to reflect on these verbally. The experimental units are complemented by methodological recommendations. The varied difficulty levels of texts and tasks take account of mixed-ability classes in learning and skills and help to create inclusive lessons.