Secondary Science Fieldwork – Bioprofiles Erasmus+
I’m a secondary pupil get me outside!
We are nearing the end of a two-year Erasmus+ project secondary science fieldwork. The main feedback from participating students was their enjoyment of enquiry-led learning, using information technology and the opportunity to get outdoors.
The ‘Bioprofiles project’ is aimed at teachers of 10-15-year olds, who are keen to use IT in their fieldwork and support learners in getting outside more.
NITRA University in Slovakia collaborated on the project to develop a range of secondary science fieldwork activities. These activities could be embedded within curriculum planning and are being used in Slovakia with student teachers. We were lucky to be able to test activities with teachers from Spain, Italy, the UK and Slovakia.
What is a “Bioprofile”?
A Bioprofile is a short case study from pupils who have assessed the quality of their environment.
The pupils have:
- Researched the environmental issue or indicator to find out why it is important and could influence their daily lives.
- Tested/sampled their environment using the indicator activities.
- Researched what action they can take to make a difference.
- Shared their findings with other students across Europe, see their presentations below.
We now have over 20 UK schools who have trialled these activities covering seven topics:
- Human Environment
- The natural and cultural environment
For each of these topics there are two outdoor indicator activities and a handbook with background information for teachers. These resources and presentations from the schools that have taken part can all be found on the Bioprofiles webpages shortly.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we have if you are interested in having training on these or other outdoor activities please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can now take part in our project – we have a free training day’s available – book your place now.