Welcome to Practical Work for Learning

This website is for teachers of secondary science. It applies different pedagogical approaches to practical activities. The approaches used are: argumentation; model-based inquiry; and science in the workplace.

For each approach there are example lesson plans, resources and guidance. A general introduction for each topic encourages teachers to transfer the approaches exemplified in the resources to new topics of their choice.

Start by watching this short film which raises questions such as: Are all practical lessons really effective for learning? Can we achieve more with practical work by thinking differently about how we approach it?