Beyond Fair Testing - Teaching different types of scientific enquiry
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Beyond fair testing:
Teaching different types of scientific enquiry
Published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, London, 2006.

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The materials in this pack may be reproduced for teaching purposes in schools and colleges provided that the copyright of the Science Enhancement Programme is acknowledged.

ISBN: 1 901351 59 9

Beyond fair testing: Teaching different types of scientific enquiry
is the result of the SKEES (SEP-King’s Enhancing Enquiries in Schools) project, funded by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme.

The project team at King’s College London consisted of:
Rod Watson (Project leader), Labrini Nikolaou and Kelly Teamey.
 The writing team for each enquiry was as follows:
Mystery Powders: Rod Watson
Spiders: Labrini Nikolaou, Tiffany Prince, Rod Watson
Fitness: Labrini Nikolaou, Allie Denholm, Rod Watson
Bubbles: Rod Watson, Steve Hearn
Air pollution: Rod Watson, Kelly Teamey, Labrini Nikolaou
Biodiversity: Rod Watson, Dave Dennis

The materials were prepared for publication by:
Miriam Chaplin
Designers: Pluma Design Ltd.
CD –ROM development and online: KDR Creative

Digital images supplied by:
Pure substances: © RazvanPhotography.
Lady bug on leaf: © BritishBeef.
Power plant: © Rinderart.
Spider: © Goem.
Bubbles: © Harveys Art.
Morning Run: © Barsik.

The following teachers helped to develop the enquiries:
Allie Denholm, Uplands Community Technology College; Dave Dennis, Norwood School; Steve Hearn, Charterhouse School; Judy Machin, Gumley Convent School; Jonathan Ojinnaka, Orleans Park School; Tiffany Prince, Loxford School.
Valerie Wood-Robinson acted as a consultant for the ‘Spiders’ and ‘Mystery Powders’ enquiries.

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