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Principles of Good Science

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We use our Principles of Good Science to ensure consistency within our science lessons across the school and to ensure every lesson is the best it can be! These principles were chosen by our staff and pupils and they are the elements that we believe make up an outstanding science lesson. Teachers use these principles when planning and children refer to them in every science lesson. These principles underpin all the science we do at Temple Hill.

During Careers Week we were inspired by the stories of a wide range of professionals, including those in STEM-related fields. These included an Aerospace Engineer, a Research Scientist, a Theoretical Physicist, the Head of Exhibitions and Programmes at the Science Museum, a Global Health Informatics Technician and many more!

In science lessons children learn about areas of scientific knowledge, these are:

  • "Life Processes and Living Things" - this includes human biology, study of green plants, variation and classification and living things in their environment.
  • "Materials and their Properties" - this includes grouping and classifying materials, changing materials and separating mixtures of materials.
  • "Physical Processes" - this includes study of electricity, forces and motion, light and sound and the earth and solar system. In addition to these they also learn about conducting experiments and investigations. They learn about equipment they might need, how to make their test fair, making predictions, recording results and drawing conclusions.