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Science sharing

Share what you’ve learned and tell a friend all about your exciting experiments.

You will need

  • Science items (for example, magnifying glasses, gloves, safety glasses)

Before you begin

  • It’s a good idea to run this activity at end of your science experiments. Check out Colourful world or Foam dough for some ideas to get your experiments started.

Story time

  1. Everyone should sit in a circle.
  2. Someone should read Public Speaking by Annabel Rose. This story is about building confidence and sharing experiences.
  3. After reading the story, everyone should take some time to reflect on it as a group. We’ve included some questions to help you reflect in the pink box below.


Share some science

  1. Everyone should split into pairs.
  2. Everyone should take it in turns to tell their partner about their exciting experiment. They should explain what they did and tell their partner something they found out. They could also show their partner something they’ve made as part of the experiment.
  1. When everyone’s finished sharing in pairs, they should come back together and sit in a circle.
  2. The person leading the activity should put some science items in the middle of the circle.
  1. The person leading the activity should ask if anyone would like to share their experiment ideas with the whole group.
  2. If anyone wants to share, they should choose an item (or two) from the middle of the circle to help them share their ideas with the group.
  3. Everyone should listen carefully to each other and try to remember something about what each person shares.

Reflection

This activity encouraged everyone to communicate and develop skills by sharing some of the things they learned or enjoyed with each other.

Public Speaking

  • Why was Umar nervous before talking in front of other people?
  • How did Zayna help Umar feel more confident?

Share some science

  • Did people enjoy sharing their ideas with the group?
  • Was it more difficult to talk in front of everyone or to listen and remember what other people were saying?

Safety

All activities must be safely managed. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.