Medicine provides an exciting context for scientific thinking.
Success at KS4 relies on students’ ability to demonstrate mastery of ideas and skills. It is common to observe lower confidence when young learners are asked to apply their knowledge in an unfamiliar context.
Take some early steps to develop your pupils’ resilience at KS3 by introducing activities that focus on a big picture, but which require them to engage with scientific ideas, make predictions and grow in confidence, rather than focusing on content.
Why teach this?
Use the science of medicine to develop your KS3 students’ communication skills in enquiry processes, communicating ideas, constructing explanations, critiquing claims and justifying their opinions.
Key curriculum links
This sequence of lessons provides students with the opportunity to work scientifically, honing their communication skills within a challenging but engaging biology context.
1 x PDF of complete lesson plan
1 x Science in medicine scheme of work
12 x worksheets (Word Docs)
2 x factsheets for various worksheets
2 x instruction sheets for various worksheets
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