Easy-to-use kits to get science debates going in your classroom. Help students learn how to structure a debate, back up their opinions with facts and consider other points of view. *Fanfare* We have now got the go ahead from those lovely people at the Wellcome Trust to bring I’m a Scientist debate kits to the nation! Some of you will remember the IVF debate kits we produced as part of the teaching resources for I’m a Scientist. Well teachers really loved them. They said things like:- “They were still arguing about the IVF debate when they left the room…They hadn’t done anything like that before but were all on task.” “I thought the IVF cards were brilliant for debating…I would really like to see some other cards like this on different topics.” As you know, teachers’ wishes are my command*. So, with the help of the Wellcome Trust, we are … Continue reading
Just a quick note to let you all know, we’ve put in a bid to the Wellcome Trust for a new project. IAS debate kits. Many of the teachers who took part in the pilot told us they really loved the IVF debate cards and that they’d like to run more debates like that. “I thought the IVF cards were brilliant for debating. It made the debate run smoothly and showed them clearly how different people have different points of view. By giving more info gradually, the pupils started to think about each situation and change their opinion with justification. I would really like to see some other cards like this on different topics.” – Danielle Fox, Winterhill School, Rotherham We like to do our best to listen to our teachers here at IAS. As a child of teachers I am well-versed in the fact that no-one listens to teachers … Continue reading
So much so, we suggest you have other people’s say too! Or, to put it another way, the government are running a consultation on how to increase the engagement between science and society, and you can join in.