"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2
"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2
"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2
"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2
"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2
"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2
"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2
"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2

"I can explain!" Developing the scientific literacy of children in KS1 and KS2

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A highly accessible approach to introducing and developing scientific understanding through group talk. The resource, developed by teachers, contains beautifully illustrated, high-quality picture cards and language prompts to facilitate rational discussion. The comprehensive and easy to follow teachers’ guide supports teachers to develop new strategies for confidently leading discussion in science.

Working in small groups, children develop the skills to:

  • support their ideas with evidence
  • learn effectively through group talk
  • make confident challenges to the ideas of others
  • change their minds on the basis of new evidence
  • explore scientific concepts and develop deeper understanding

The activities include:

  1. Generating simple explanations
  2. Challenging the ideas of others
  3. Sequencing, generating more complex explanations
  4. Grouping and classifying
  5. Describing, using scientific vocabulary
  6. Justifying a new idea

The resource pack contains:
Ten sets of eight 'sound' pictures
Ten sets of eight 'hot and cold' pictures
Ten copies of a pirate ship picture (floating and sinking)
Ten copies of a garden habitat picture (plants and animals)
46-page Teachers' guide

Card Book
ISBN-10: 0995481121
ISBN-13: 978-0995481121
Product Dimensions: 34 x 24.5 x 6 cm