This project continues from the previous AZSTT project Dramatic Science and developed novel approaches to teach science, which included On the table; Spontaneous role play; Hot seating; Mind movies; Mini historical plays; Miming movement; Modelling and Freeze frame all related to scientific figures and stories in history. Teachers trialled these techniques with their KS 2 children; case study reports described how, when, where and what learning happened from both teachers’ and children’s perspectives.
Increasing exclusivity Using Historical drama to enliven and inform understanding about How Science Works at KS2
The Dramatic Science project involves some novel approaches to teach investigative science. Ideas about How Science Works are sparked by monologues, which highlight interesting details about scientists’ work and lives. Seventeen primary teachers, from eleven different schools, have trialled these techniques with their KS 2 children. This approach helps teachers develop their understanding about How Science Works.