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Steve Davies, a science inspector, discusses Zoe Lowe's lesson on weight, mass and gravity.
Pupils revisit these topics at KS3 and 4, and Steve acknowledges they are challenging topics for primary school children due to the technical nature of the scientific language.
The opening class discussion highlights pupil misconceptions. Zoe and Steve acknowledge the importance of acknowledging these, but recognise it's also important to put them aside after some discussion. They also emphasise the importance of asking open-ended questions and the correct usage of scientific terms.
Steve points out that when Zoe introduces a force measuring activity using newtonmeters, a few pupils generate inaccurate readings because they do not realize their equipment has readings in different scales.
Read a review of this video on the Teacher Training Resource Bank site.
Part of the series: Primary TAs