Big Science 4: Teacher's Book
Big Science is an inquiry-basedscience course for Primary English Language Learners. It's a great option for schools that teach science in English. They can explore, learn and discover science through English.
Big Science encourages learners to discover new ideas, test what they mean and evaluate their understanding of concepts. It combines a rich variety of content (print, audio, video) with inquiry-based activities, ensuring students are engaged and motivated. Big Science has six levels and
it's suitable for 6 to 12 year olds and 2 to 4 hours classroom teaching per week. The course is based on the 5E learning cycle:
ENGAGE: Pique students’ natural curiosity and activate prior knowledge of the topic.
EXPLORE: Get students involved in the topic, providing them with a chance to build their own understanding.
EXPLAIN: Involve students in the topic, providing opportunity to build understanding.
EVALUATE: Students determine what they have learned and what they understand.
ELABORATE: Challenge and extend students' understanding and skills by engaging them in new experiences and activities.
By bringing together prior knowledge and new ideas, learners are engaged in discovering connections before actively learning the facts and evaluating understanding.