小学老师如何制作STEM课程(科学, 技术, 工程, 和数学)对学生来说变得生动起来? 杰奎琳·海恩，申博官网的讲师 初级教育 课程, shows us how to make learning come alive 而且 why primary teaching can take you to places you would never have expected... 全靠弹射器的帮助.
我绝对不会撒谎，我就是那个老师! 的 one who has an outl而且ish topic they rely on for a creative lesson. 对我来说就是弹射器! 我知道不寻常，但是, I have used catapults across key stage one 而且 two in my career as a primary school teacher 而且 here is why I love them…
When you’re teaching primary school children you want a h而且s-on lesson with multiple links to different sections of the curriculum. 一个孩子对弹射器的理解涵盖了很多领域. 我用一个简单的YouTube视频来帮助我的学生入门:
(This one is fabulous as it has three variations of the catapult which you can adapt in turn.)
I truly believe there is not a year group that you couldn’t adapt a catapult lesson to. You can use it to teach 'Testing the strength of materials' in Year One or 'Using 机制 to affect force' in year five, 弹弓是你跨学科祈祷的答案. Here are just a few links you could make with STEM subjects 而且 英语:
- 书籍链接: 星际灰姑娘 黛博拉·安德伍德， 你怎么处理一个想法? 作者:Kobi Yamada， 艾达·特威斯特科学家 而且 罗西·里维尔工程师 作者:Andrea Beaty.
- 写作链接:报告写作, 指导写作, 列表, 非虚构写作, 规划, 起草和评估.
- 口语链接:提问, 建筑词汇, 为答案, 论点和观点.
- Within working scientifically you could develop experiments involving: friction, 部队, 机制, 抗拉强度.
- Links to: comparative tests, grouping 而且 classifying, fair testing, accuracy.
- Links to NC Aims: Designing 而且 making simple 机制, using a variety of tools e.g. 不同的材料, glue guns – for older children 而且 if you wanted to add to the complexity of a st而且ard catapult - h而且 drills 而且 knotting.
- 链接到:乘法, 求平均值, 测量, 按规模工作, 质量/重量, 速度的简单计算, 估计, 舍入, 使用小数等等!
我主要使用弹射器作为STEM项目的一部分, 通过让孩子们读一本书作为最初的刺激. 我喜欢安德里亚·比蒂(Andrea Beaty)书中中性的正面色彩. 罗西·里维尔工程师 works particularly well with the engineering 而且 growth mind-set side of a catapult STEM project.
One of the biggest reasons that I love using catapults in the classroom, 具有讽刺意味的是, 跟弹射器本身没什么关系吗. Here is a list of reasons why you should love teaching with catapults too:
原因1: Catapults are an easy way to generate cross-curricular learning. 的 benefits of which are numerous 而且 are detailed expertly by Kerry (2010). 在我心中, catapults also encourage children to lead their own learning by asking questions 而且 为答案.
原因2: 弹射器很容易被用于包容性练习. 的re are many practical elements for those that prefer h而且s-on learning - you can use many methods of recording results 而且 using catapults works especially well with supportive technology such as Book Creator 而且 Google Classroom. 的re are also many opportunities for peer support 而且 feedback that can develop ‘soft skills’ which are important for all learners in your classroom.
原因3: 目的. 从弹射器的历史背景开始, link it to how we improve upon designs over time with the use of an engineering focused text (罗西·里维尔工程师!)，在你知道它之前, your class will be learning with purpose 而且 be excited to start designing the best catapult possible!
How can you be in any doubt about trying out catapults in your classroom after that?!
I love a good catapult making/ STEM/cross-curricular project 而且 it is these kinds of lessons that have changed the 课程 of my career (don’t ever let anyone tell you a teaching degree limits you!). My STEM lessons have always been the most successful discussions at job interviews 而且 as a result I have had an unusual career.
After teaching 而且 leading Mathematics in the Middle East, I had the opportunity to work for 申博开户的STEM学习 我现在是小学教育讲师. I’m not sure where my catapults will take me next but, I do know wherever it is will be an adventure!
的 初级教学教育(含QTS)文学士(荣誉) at the 申博开户 offers pathways in both Early years (ages 3-7) 而且 Later Years (5-11) 而且 offers a balance between involving 而且 innovative teaching 而且 supportive placements.
克里，T (2010) 小学跨课程教学， 的时候,劳特利奇
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