Could we make better use of science practicals?

22 June 2011

Nuffield Foundation Education Fellow Alom Shaha examines how and why practical lessons are used in school science in this thought-provoking article on the Guardian science blog.

He argues that practical lessons are not, as many believe, necessarily science experiments, and highlights the distinction between 'learning' science and 'doing' science.  

Alom is a physics teacher and science writer as well one of the Foundation's Education Fellows in Science and Mathematics. He writes for the Guardian blog in a personal capacity.  

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See also

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Practical Biology