Focusing on active ways to help children 5-14 years old improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this resource provides strategies for teaching creative, brain-friendly lessons.
Chapter 4: Moving and Learning
Moving and Learning
In this chapter the use of drama and role-play will be discussed alongside practical classroom-based work. The majority of the chapter focuses on examples of drama and role-play. As these activities develop abstract ideas, the scientific background knowledge has been presented also and because of this the format of this chapter is very different from the rest of the book. The brain likes to have variation so this should be a positive outcome for the reader! It is also designed to enable the activities to be used more effectively in teaching and learning situations.
Although investigative and illustrative activities are a vital part of science, learners also need to understand about models and abstract ideas. Often, due to the very abstract ...