The Key Stage 3 Framework for science indicates
that science lessons should include starter and plenary sessions.
for a general outline of different kinds of activity that are suitable
for starters and plenaries. This document has been provided in Microsoft
Word, so that you can print it out and incorporate it into your
departmental documentation, or adapt it to suit the needs of your
The links in the table below give access to specific
suggestions for starter and plenary activities for each Unit in
Exploring Science, together with any additional worksheets
The lesson ideas are provided as Word documents,
so that you can amend them or incorporate them into your departmental
documentation. The worksheets are provided as pdfs. You will need
Acrobat Reader® installed on your computer to access these files.
If you havent already installed this program, it is can be
downloaded free from the Adobe
Note that Units BP, CP and PP are project units, and so starter and plenary
activities are not appropriate for these units.