At our school, we try to make science as much fun as possible; whether that’s hunting for mini-beasts around our school grounds, learning about forces at Salford University or inviting visitors in to replicate the solar system in our school hall.
Investigations are also a huge part of making science lessons at our school as interesting as possible – because that’s how we learn best. To help children understand investigations, and how to conduct them, we have a very visual Science Investigation Frame that is used across the key stages. It’s also colour coded with pictures to support and engage all our learners.
We also take part in National Science Week. Last year, we worked with local high schools and Salford University to learn all about rockets and the forces / aerodynamics needed to make them fly efficiently. We wrote stories, designed our own rockets and tested them using homemade rocket launchers. Each class then submitted a rocket to be tested on Friday’s big ‘Launch Day’. The action was captured using Go Pros and an overhead drone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YRa923B-3k .