Only a small percentage of primary school teachers have a formal science background and the result is that many are often lacking confidence teaching this sometimes challenging subject. Being unsure of how best to present fundamental science to a class, and having little to no support with resources, can leave this subject lacking in excitement and inspiration.
Empiribox has been developed by teachers for teachers. We supply all the equipment for over 280 hands-on experiments, resources needed for teachers to deliver amazing science and complete training on each scheme of work for every term.
(We also offer FREE training sessions – why not book one at your school?)
The training, which is fully CPD accredited by the UK CPD validating authority, uses the same practical, hands-on experiments that children use in lessons. The focus is on the science unit being taught in the coming term, ensuring teachers are confident using the equipment and understand the science behind them. All of our trainers are qualified teachers and have experience using the Empiribox system with a class.
During the training, risk assessment will be explained for each lesson, along with assessment guides, H&S and pupil progress reports. Detailed, comprehensive lesson plans are provided covering the entire scheme of work for each term, reducing time spent by teachers on planning. Videos of all the experiments are available, making recaps for teachers easily accessible at any time. To see some experiments in action, click HERE.
Confidence is key to ensuring outstanding science results. Once training has been completed and equipment delivered, there will inevitably be queries and details needing answers. Empiribox offer ongoing support throughout the year with our team being available to answer any emails or calls about the system, or any other queries with teaching the experiments.
We train as many teachers in the school as required, so colleagues can expand on their own experience by discussing it with others. This creates a community of teachers who will be able to share ideas and exchange information on what works best, using their own personal experience of the system.
Using the Empiribox system enables teachers to concentrate more on delivering outstanding science lessons without stress or worry about what they’re teaching.