The Ginger Teacher — Science

Adventuring Into Escape Rooms

Adventuring Into Escape Rooms

I've always wanted to try escape rooms in the classroom. They seem like such fun, I think learning while having fun is the best way!  The reason I have been reluctant to try escape rooms is, they seem so complicated. The set up, the execution and the marking all seemed like crazy amounts of work and energy.  The thought of locks and keys and boxes all seemed a little overwhelming, this was really putting me off. Then I realised I didn't really need all that. I could start small just use puzzles to solve and codes to crack. If I...

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Planning and Teaching a Science Unit

Planning and Teaching a Science Unit

I love to teach science in primary school it is one of my favourite subjects, the kids get so excited and the learning happens in such a big obvious way.  I used to run in to problems with my science lessons however, I would have a topic for a term perhaps and plan out the lessons for that topic, but by midway through the topic would run out of steam. It always starts strong, a big exciting start to the lessons with an experiment maybe or examining something cool, but as the weeks go on the lessons become more routine...

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3 Ideas for Teaching a Materials Science Unit

3 Ideas for Teaching a Materials Science Unit

Teaching children about materials can lead to lots of fun lessons. Kids love performing experiments; and experiments on materials are some of the easiest to do in class. I have a complete unit of work in my store that has six different material lessons and can be found here.  If you want to give your kids a fun materials unit here are my favourite ideas: How materials are made: Make your own paper A great way to help children understand how different materials are made is to let them make some of their own. The best to start with is...

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Lets celebrate Earth Day

Lets celebrate Earth Day

  Earth Day started in 1970, on the 22nd of April. Every year on this date we celebrate our wonderful planet and think about ways to protect it. As teachers it is important that we ensure future generations are aware of the dangers facing our planet, we need to look after it! This why it is so important to teach them about Earth Day.  With Earth Day just around the corner here are some fun ways to get children excited about protecting our planet. Plant a tree Kids love being part of something big! Planting a tree and explaining that...

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