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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.

How to Write in Science
How to write in science

This chapter will focus on the various genres of science writing, the importance of promoting learners' ability to communicate their understanding and how this improves thinking. A range of different strategies to enable learners to demonstrate what they know will be developed. These will not focus on what can be copied from the board after a shared discussion! Although the modelling of writing is a key feature in learning how to write, copying does not develop a learner's ability to think. Approaches will be developed alongside examples of learners' work. Some current classroom practices that are effective in developing scientific writing will be explored from a brain-based learning perspective. These include, ‘floor books’, the use of ...

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