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Nature of Science - Sample Resources Learning Path

By Aoife McDonnell

A new JC Science section has been added to Scoilnet for science teachers to share resources. Here is a selection of resources available for Nature of Science Strand. Visit Scoilnet to keep an eye on new resources added daily.
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Explore Fair Test, Controls and Variables Added: 24 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

A great animation to involve students in their learning of fair test, controls and variables. Animation is very creative whereby students need to imagine that they are working in a scientific lab. The lab has received emails that your class need to respond too. Students must read the email, virtually carry out the experiment, read about fair test controls and variables. Students keep their control the same throughout the experiment and can vary a variable.

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How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: 1. Nature of Science

Strand unit: 3. Design,Plan & Conduct Investigations

Suggestions for use: Set the scene for the class using the emails on the animation. State that at the end of the virtual experiments - students must be able to present their findings on the following keywords - fair test, controls, variables. Set students into groups to perform the virtual experiments. Give each group a different email to answer (from the animation)

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others Managing Myself

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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