Importance of Practical Work in Science

Practical Work

Practical Work is an integral part of science lessons, you can’t create the fantastic scientist of tomorrow without giving them a chance to get their hands grubby today. But practical work it notoriously badly done, with the point of the practical getting lost in the chaos of broken test tubes and excitable children. It’s time to change the reason for practical work away from showing children a phenomenon, to children discovering a phenomenon.

This short course aims to change the way that teachers think about practical work, helping them move away from it being a scary necessity of science lessons with no real learning taking place, to a fun and engaging learning activity for the children. Not only will this improve the scientific understanding of the children, it will help with behaviour management, resources and planning.

This course is aimed at teachers across primary school and aims to increase confidence when it comes to teaching science and including meaningful practical work.

The Importance of Practical Work in Science course will cover:

  • Understanding the importance of using pratical work in science lessons.
  • Planning for effective practical work.
  • Helping children to Work Scientifically
  • Knowing what to do when the result isn’t ‘right’.


Course length: 2 hours

To book this Practical Work training course please call us on 01527 452430.

Course locations: our training centre is based in Studley, Warwickshire, close to the M42 with easy access across the West Midlands. We regularly deliver our courses in schools across Birmingham, Coventry, Rugby, Evesham, Redditch and with others from as far afield as Oxford, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Discounts are available for group bookings

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