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How to help dd (Y8) with science?

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SophiaMurdoch Sun 04-Nov-12 11:30:15

Older dd has been told by her teacher she needs to pull her socks up as she is still working at a level 5C. Since September in the two tests she has scored 55 and 56% despite me sitting down with her to go through the topics.

Other than buying revision guides does anyone else have any ideas on how to help her improve?

SchmancyPants Sun 04-Nov-12 11:34:06

Could you get her to briefly review her science work each day when she gets in from school, whether she has science homework or not? This will help the facts to go into her long term memory rather than just cramming them into shirt term memory before a test.

Niceweather Sun 04-Nov-12 18:50:23

Try BBC KS3 Bitesize Science website. Also, if you go on You Tube and type in Eureka, you get lots of interesting short science animations. 5C doesn't actually sound too bad.

fridayfreedom Sun 04-Nov-12 18:52:07

our school has access to SAM Learning, which my daughter found very useful for science revision. Ask teh school if they have access to online learning.

StarsGhostTail Tue 06-Nov-12 13:16:51

Are you or your Dh scientists, if not you need to do bitesiz and read the Wickipedia articles on her topics and her textbooks. Then just generally chat in the kitchen or the car about this terms topic.

The specific examples you have to learn are easier to remember if the bigger picture makes sense. The more you chatter about science the more natral it becomes.

DD2 claims to hate science, however living here she can't help being quite good at it.

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