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Primary Science Enquiry at the Mary Rose Trust (Project)

How can primary teachers embed inquiry skills in science and across the curriculum during this time of curriculum change?

Primary teachers from Southampton are  involved in the Primary Science Teaching Trust project Developing Inquiry Skills across the Curriculum: a Project with the Mary Rose Trust through the Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, Southampton Education School.

Teachers spent a day at the Trust on Wednesday 23rd October, developing resources and approaches for inquiry.  Teachers had previously visited researchers at University of Southampton to find out how they use inquiry skills in their daily work linked to aspects of the conservation of the Mary Rose. On Wednesday, the researchers worked alongside the teachers at the new museum facility to plan innovative inquiry approaches using the resources and work of the Trust.

During the next term and a half, teachers will work in schools to further develop the resources and evaluate the efficacy of the approach with pupils; action research methods will be used in the classroom to achieve this.

This project follows on from our successful projects with the (then) AstraZeneca Science teaching Trust – Bringing Oceanography Inland with the National Oceanography Centre and LifeLab – translational research.

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