Supporting Primary Science 
            with a SMART Board




Malcolm Wilson
ICT Curriculum Development Officer




     ...
We Are Learning To
• Identify how a SMART Board can support the experiences and 
outcomes for Science in A Curriculum for ...
Experiences and Outcomes for Science
                    Experiences and Outcomes for Science
                        in A...
Software on the Primary Network Computers
• Starting Graph                       • Digital Movie Creator

 • Kidspiration ...
Starting Graph

                                            Use inbuilt curricular examples to record,
                   ...
Kidspiration

                                               • Provides templates in mind‐mapping
                        ...
Number Magic
                                     • Spreadsheets help with a series of calculations that need to
         ...
My World
                                     My World


                                        • Electronic "fuzzy‐felt"...
Stagecast Creator

                                           Simulations which introduce cycle of 
                      ...
Crocodile Clips Electrical Circuits




          • Step­by­step
                interactive tasks.               Return t...
Using Digital Video to record 
                             and present science topics




                               ...
The Big 6 Research skills 
One method of teaching information skills for 
investigating sources of information from 
datab...
Information Magic Database




                                                     Return to
                            ...
Data monitoring

   LogIT Explorer                         Measures temperature, light and 
                              ...
Use Microsoft Word Autoshapes
Use Word to create reports or planning diagrams.
• Download reporting templates from http://...
Internet Search Tips
Use a search engine such as www.google.co.uk

Put several key words in the search box to narrow a sea...
SMART Notebook Resources

There are many tools and science­specific resources in the SMART 
Notebook Gallery Essentials fo...
SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
                SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
          ...
SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
                 SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
         ...
SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
                            Science Resources ‐ Biology



• Cells
       ...
SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
                 SMART Notebook
                         Science Resources...
SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
                 SMART Notebook
                       Science Resources ‐...
SMART Notebook Gallery
                 SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
                          Science ...
SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
                SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
          ...
SMART Notebook Gallery
                SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators
                       Science Reso...
SMART Notebook Resources

Examples of some of the huge number of pre­created SMART 
Notebook resources in the shared docum...
Falkirk
                         Falkirk Virtual Teacher Centre

Falkirk Virtual Teacher Centre has links to many, many pu...
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Science CfE With A Smart Board

  1. 1. Supporting Primary Science  with a SMART Board Malcolm Wilson ICT Curriculum Development Officer 1
  2. 2. We Are Learning To • Identify how a SMART Board can support the experiences and  outcomes for Science in A Curriculum for Excellence • Use existing software on the primary network • Use SMART Notebook resources on shared documents  folder of every primary school network in Falkirk and Gallery  Essentials for Educators science resources • Use Falkirk Virtual Teacher centre pupil and teacher  resources Falkirk Council Education Services 2
  3. 3. Experiences and Outcomes for Science Experiences and Outcomes for Science in A Curriculum for Excellence in A Curriculum for Excellence Key skills within ACfE Science experiences and outcomes which ICT can support: • Research • Record • Report • Present • Demonstrate Return to WALT • Identify • Classify Falkirk Council Education Services 3
  4. 4. Software on the Primary Network Computers • Starting Graph • Digital Movie Creator • Kidspiration • The Big Six • Number Magic • Information Magic • My World • LogIT Explorer • Stagecast Creator • Microsoft Word Return to WALT   Autoshapes • Crocodile Clips     Elementary • Search Engine Tips Falkirk Council Education Services 4
  5. 5. Starting Graph Use inbuilt curricular examples to record, display and handle information • Recording results of experiments  in spreadsheet. Return to Primary • Example from RM Workbox  Network Computer (www.learningalive.co.uk ­  Software Teacher Area ­ Resources ­  Window Box ­ files) “Car Ramps” Falkirk Council Education Services 5
  6. 6. Kidspiration • Provides templates in mind‐mapping form for planning and reporting. Return to Primary Network Computer Software Falkirk Council Education Services 6
  7. 7. Number Magic • Spreadsheets help with a series of calculations that need to be repeated often. • Once they are set up they can be used to explore the effect of changing one number on the others. • The data can also be displayed very easily as a graph or chart. • Number Magic has a number of Return to Primary in‐built curricular examples ‐ in Blue and Red Network level exercises folder Computer Software • Recording results of investigation in  spreadsheet and using to produce  graphs or try “What if…..?” changes: Example from RM Workbox  (www.learningalive.co.uk) “Shadows” Falkirk Council Education Services 7
  8. 8. My World My World • Electronic "fuzzy‐felt". • Drag and drop, rotate, resize and reflect objects. • Lesson plans available through RM Return to Workbox Primary Network Computer Software Falkirk Council Education Services 8
  9. 9. Stagecast Creator Simulations which introduce cycle of  prediction, planning and recording, and allow pupils to ask “What if…….” then try out their predictions: Return to • Flower Garden – simulation of  Primary   the life­cycle of a plant  Network Computer   and the water cycle. Software •F Falkirk Council Education Services 9
  10. 10. Crocodile Clips Electrical Circuits • Step­by­step interactive tasks. Return to Primary • Create own Network circuits which Computer work if wired Software up correctly. Falkirk Council Education Services 10
  11. 11. Using Digital Video to record  and present science topics Return to Primary Network Computer Software Falkirk Council Education Services 11
  12. 12. The Big 6 Research skills  One method of teaching information skills for  investigating sources of information from  databases, encyclopaedias and the internet is  that known as “the Big Six.” The following is an  outline of the process described in this method.  www.big6.com/kids/ Return to Primary Network 1.  Define the task ­ what needs to be done? Computer 2.  Information Seeking Strategies ­ what resources can I use? Software 3.  Location and Access ­ where can I find these resources? 4.  Use of information ­ what can I use from these resources? 5.  Synthesis ­ what can I make to finish the job? 6.  Evaluation ­ how will I know I did my job well? Falkirk Council Education Services 12
  13. 13. Information Magic Database Return to Primary Network Computer Software • pre­installed “Survey” datafile  or Vital Statistics lesson plan and datafile from  RM Workbox www.learningalive.co.uk Falkirk Council Education Services 13
  14. 14. Data monitoring LogIT Explorer Measures temperature, light and  sound Return to Primary Network Computer Software Web tutorial for using the LogIT device at  www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/subjects/science/logit_guide/index.htm Falkirk Council Education Services 14
  15. 15. Use Microsoft Word Autoshapes Use Word to create reports or planning diagrams. • Download reporting templates from http://office.microsoft.com templates  Create Planning diagram using Word drawing tools: • Click on View – Toolbars – Drawing. • Drawing toolbar will appear along the bottom of the  screen. Return to Primary • Click on Autoshapes – Block Arrows. Network • Drag chosen shape to desired size. Computer Software • Shape can be adjusted by pulling white or yellow  handles • Right­click on the shape and choose add text. • Right click on edge of a shape and choose Format  AutoShape to adjust colours and thickness of lines. Falkirk Council Education Services 15
  16. 16. Internet Search Tips Use a search engine such as www.google.co.uk Put several key words in the search box to narrow a search Put an exact phrase in quotes e.g. "Falkirk Council" Return to Primary Network Computer Use the asterisk * in place of letters to find words  Software with part of words or if there may be alternate  spellings e.g. colo*r Falkirk Council Education Services 16
  17. 17. SMART Notebook Resources There are many tools and science­specific resources in the SMART  Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators • Animals • Physics • Astronomy and Space • Symbols • Biology • Technology • Chemistry • Earth Sciences Return to WALT There is a huge number of pre­created SMART Notebook  resources in the shared documents of every Falkirk  primary network Falkirk Council Education Services 17
  18. 18. SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators Science Resources ‐ Animals Science Resources ‐ Animals • Amphibians • Birds Return to SMART Notebook Resources • Dinosaurs • Fish • Invertebrates • Mammals Return to WALT • Reptiles Falkirk Council Education Services 18
  19. 19. SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators Science Resources ‐ Astronomy and space Science Resources ‐ Astronomy and space • Astronauts • Solar system • Comets • Space programmes Return to SMART Notebook Resources • Constellations • Space shuttles • Earth from space • Space stations • Galaxies Return to WALT • Nebulas • Satellites, spacecraft and equipment Falkirk Council Education Services 19
  20. 20. SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators Science Resources ‐ Biology • Cells Return to SMART • Food Chains Notebook Resources • Froguts • Human Body • Life Processes Return to WALT • Plants Falkirk Council Education Services 20
  21. 21. SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators SMART Notebook Science Resources ‐ Chemistry Return to SMART • Changing state Notebook Resources • Chemical reactions • Elements Return to WALT • Equipment Falkirk Council Education Services 21
  22. 22. SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators SMART Notebook Science Resources ‐ Earth Sciences Science • Earth Return to SMART Notebook Resources • Physical geology • Seasons • Weather Return to WALT Falkirk Council Education Services 22
  23. 23. SMART Notebook Gallery SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators Science Resources ‐ Physics Science Resources • Electricity • Light • Energy • Magnets Return to SMART • Forces • Mechanics Notebook Resources • Friction • Motion • Gravity • Sound • Levers Return to WALT Falkirk Council Education Services 23
  24. 24. SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators Science Resources ‐ Symbols Science Resources ‐ Symbols Return to SMART Notebook Resources Return to WALT Falkirk Council Education Services 24
  25. 25. SMART Notebook Gallery SMART Notebook Gallery Essentials for Educators Science Resources ‐ Technology Science Resources • Bridges Return to SMART • Buildings Notebook Resources • Computers • Electronics • Multimedia Return to WALT • Tools • Wheels • Transportation Falkirk Council Education Services 25
  26. 26. SMART Notebook Resources Examples of some of the huge number of pre­created SMART  Notebook resources in the shared documents of every Falkirk  primary network: Animals Human Life Cycle Energy Changes Is it a fair test Return to WALT Float or Sink Parts of a Plant Food Fuels Watercycle Falkirk Council Education Services 26
  27. 27. Falkirk Falkirk Virtual Teacher Centre Falkirk Virtual Teacher Centre has links to many, many pupil and  teacher resources. www.falkirkvtc.org.uk Return to WALT Falkirk Council Education Services 27
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