Practical experiments in school science

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The Science Council responds to the House of Commons  Science & Technology Select Committee Inquiry

The Science Council’s evidence submission identifies the importance of practical work in providing opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in science, and enhancing understanding and improving engagement in science in schools.

The response also goes on to say that practical and technical skills are integral to science and vital for science employers. Practical activities and field work provide valuable real life contexts for multi-disciplinary learning. The inclusion of hands on experience is of particular importance for learners who may consider a future working in science, and to help young people develop their career preferences.

The Science Council and Member Body responses to the Select Committee inquiry can be downloaded here.