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ERIC Number: EJ1156593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Phiz Labs
Cox, Wendy
Primary Science, n141 p14-15 Jan 2016
Primary schools rarely have dedicated science laboratories, which means teachers spend their lunchtimes rushing around collecting resources they need from the "science cupboard" to prepare their classrooms for a science lesson. The lessons have to be very teacher-led, restricted by what resources are available. The Phiz Lab programme, launched in 2013 by the Ogden Trust, allows science resources to all be stored in the "lab" in units accessible to the children. When practical investigations are the focus, the lesson becomes more child-centred, with the children selecting what they would like to use, providing an atmosphere for working scientifically. The profile of science is raised as the children have a specialist classroom which they are excited to enter, putting on their lab coats and being fully immersed in science. Each Phiz Lab host school is given a grant from Ogden Trust to create a "lab" in an existing space. This article describes the Labs and shares feedback from children and teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A