Errors, uncertainties and untidiness – we find them in the real world and we find them in science. Yet, as many students see it, science happens in the classroom, not in the world they know. Science in the Real World is all about changing these perceptions. The activities encourage students to think critically about science and the world around them, as well as to develop their analytical thinking skills. Most importantly, students come to recognise that science is about things going wrong and then figuring out why.
Ages: 12-14 years