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Learn how to keep your biology students engaged by teaching practical science with plants. This course is an ideal CPD for teachers.
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|📚 Field: Science|
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Support the biology curriculum with plant science
Biology lessons provide opportunities to inspire students with practical examples of science. On this course, developed with specialists at Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), you will learn how to use plants to teach biology and support secondary students’ learning.
You’ll improve your knowledge of plant science and learn how to incorporate it into the curriculum. You’ll be able to share examples of hinge-point questions to address student misconceptions. You’ll also explore how to help your students apply what they’ve learnt to new contexts and increase their engagement in the classroom.
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What topics will you cover?
- Practical work in secondary biology for the key topics of: osmosis, respiration and stem cells.
- Using inspirational examples from plant science to contextualise the curriculum.
- How making links across the curriculum impacts on students’ learning.
- Addressing students’ misconceptions.
- Approaches to teaching practical science that can be applied to other topic areas.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed as professional development for secondary science and biology teachers who are teaching students aged 11-16 years old. Newly qualified teachers (NQT), early career, returning, and non-specialist teachers will also benefit from this course.
To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have access to a school laboratory to evaluate approaches to practical work.
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