Education Business reports that BP has launched a collection of free, curriculum-linked science learning materials in order to boost science learning in primary schools.
Science Explorers is specially designed for use by teachers who are not science specialists and takes a fun, interactive and whole-school approach.
It has been developed in light of research showing demand among primary school teachers and pupils for additional science teaching support.
According to BP, Science Explorers provides a “clear and simple way to start engaging children in science from an early age”.
Available to all UK teachers, Science Explorers will help teachers to run a Science Day or Week for their class or the whole school – whether teachers have a science background or not.
With the Science Explorers training app, plus engaging videos and classroom activities focused on the science of everyday environments, Science Explorers aims to support schools and teachers in encouraging engagement with science from an early age.
Samantha Bulkeley, UK Schools education manager for BP, said: “Given the evidence of a lack of confidence among primary school teachers when delivering science lessons, we wanted to create new resources that are equally appealing for both science specialists and non-specialists in science teaching.
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