Eliciting ideas with predictions

During partial school closures, Year 5 (age 9-10) teacher Kim Breen, taught science live lessons to her class. One lesson considered reversible and non-reversible changes in the context of baking e.g. melting butter, toasting bread, melting chocolate etc. The children used their own experience and scientific ideas when recording their predictions for what would happen to the food when the teacher mixed or heated the ingredients. They took photos of their predictions and uploaded them to the school platform, allowing Kim to identify misconceptions around mixing, changes of state and non-reversible changes.

Gorse Hill Primary School, Swindon