The Homework Files - Science
Price: £24.99 (Excluding VAT at 20%)
Subject: Integrated Science
Age Group: 11 - 14
Order Number: 15077
Homework is a part of every properly planned course, but that planning often takes place a year in advance of the actual teaching. Anything can go wrong, and frequently does! Regular subject teachers may be absent, or the class may be at very different stages of development or progress. Or it may be something as simple as the teacher forgetting to plan homework for a particular day. It happens to the best of us.. That's where this booklet becomes invaluable. It isn't a full homework scheme, because that's up to individual teachers and course leaders to devise, but here are twenty-five stand-alone tasks that can be inserted into your science course for use as and when needed. The photocopiable pages contain information for the student and a task to complete, which can be completed within any ordinary homework period. Some are simple experiments that the student can carry out at home, some ask 'Why does this happen?' or 'What is the importance of this?', and some are classic experiments that are described and require explanations for the given results. The student can complete the work on these sheets with minimal equipment. The tasks cover a wide age range, are user-friendly, and are easy for the teacher to assess using whatever marking scheme they usually employ. Most of the tasks can be used to either introduce new concepts or to reinforce or test existing knowledge and skills, and they can even be used as emergency lessons if the regular teacher is absent and the stand-in has little knowledge of the subject. Where necessary, answers and solutions have been provided.