Science through Stories

Stories are an engaging way to spark thinking about science. These stories have been developed for Key Stage 3 learners with cognitive difficulties. Each topic has both a fictional and a factual version of the story. This allows for repetition of key ideas and also caters for differing preferences.

To complement the stories, there are sets of science activities to develop scientific thinking and skills in each topic area. There is also a whiteboard 'poster' for each topic to stimulate talking and listening skills and to develop relevant scientific vocabulary.

CCEA are keen to support teachers and learners in developing key skills. For support or to share ideas and suggestions for future development please contact Treasa Hawksford at thawksford@ccea.org.uk

Food Waste

 

'Food Waste' Story (Factual) 950.2 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Food Waste' Story (Fiction) 479.8 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Food Waste' Activities 234.6 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Food Waste' Poster 224.6 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Food Waste' Teacher Notes 112 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

Friction

 

'Friction' Story (Factual) 1.6 MB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Friction' Story (Fiction) 224.3 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Friction' Activities 215 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Friction' Poster 259.9 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Friction' Teacher Notes 119.6 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

Inventions

 

'Inventions - the Wheel' Story (Factual) 585.1 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Inventions - the Wheel' Story (Fiction) 841.8 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Inventions' Activities 209 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Inventions' Poster 2.2 MB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Inventions' Teacher Notes 113.1 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

Life cycle of an apple

 

'Life Cycle of an Apple' Story (Factual) 584.6 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Life Cycle of an Apple' Story (Fiction) 654 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Life Cycle' Activities 873.2 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Life Cycle' Poster 611.9 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Life Cycle' Teacher Notes 437.1 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

Melting and freezing

 

'Melting and Freezing' Story (Factual) 807 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Melting and Freezing' Story (Fiction) 617.8 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Melting and Freezing' Activities 199.7 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Melting and Freezing' Poster 242 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Melting and Freezing' Teacher Notes 114.5 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

Reflection

 

'Reflection' Story (Factual) 1.2 MB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Reflection' Story (Fiction) 536.9 KB - Uploaded 21-08-2017

'Reflection' Activities 244.2 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Reflection' Poster 168.2 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019

'Reflection' Teacher Notes 112.3 KB - Uploaded 14-03-2019