Better teaching: Practical work in science

     
A Review of the Research on Practical Work in School Science Link Justin Dillon, King’s College London at score-education.org
Practical work may not be all that effective in teaching science YouTube. 6 mins. From Alom Shaha
     

Are science teachers using experiments as props in lessons?

Link Pupils generally enjoy carrying out experiments - but do teachers overuse them when they should in fact be teaching more theory, asks physics teacher Alom Shaha writing in theguardian.com
In April 2015, Ofqual announced the effective end of practical exams in science A-levels. Students will be assessed on written work alone, and although they will be required to undertake a set of 12 practicals, whether they pass or fail these will have no bearing on their A-level grade. Link From theguardian.com
Why Getting Rid of Practical Assessment Might not be the Disaster Organisations Believe Link Blogpost from experienced science teacher Helen Rogerson
     
When exeriments go wrong Old blogpost from me on trying to get electrostatics to work