Project based learning in Natural Science.
Our students do a lot of projects in Natural Science. This methodology, project based learning, consist in doing projects individually or in groups so that students develop different skills and learn the propose topics.
P2 pupils have created, recycling cardboard boxes of all types and sizes, different animal habitats for Natural Science to learn the topic: Animal Classification.
We can find everything from the African savannah to the North Pole, passing through the Australian desert or the Amazon jungle.
After preparing a display of all habitats in the P2 corridor, we linked the Natural Science, Drama and Public Speaking classes, which is why the children have been presenting their projects in front of their classes, helping them to revise the subject of the Animal Kingdom.
It has been a funny way of linking different areas of learning around the same topic. Students in this way develop skills and competences such as cooperation, organization, research and communication among others. It also increases motivation, self-esteem, improves satisfaction with learning and better prepares students to face real situations that will come in future.
Interconnected learning: English, Art, Drama, Public Speaking and Natural Science
Once again in P2 we have brought together different subjects, taking advantage of a specific activity in Art to work on part of Natural Science.
This time we moulded the plasticine to create different animals and classify them according to their characteristics. Thus, we remembered which living things are mammals, birds, arthropods, or miriapods.
Students retain more knowledge when engaging in stimulating activities. Through projects, students make use of higher-order mental skills rather than memorizing isolated data.
We loved this activity!