Science is everywhere. From your backyard to a tropical rain forest;
from your pets at home to creatures in the sea; from your bike to a space station. Let’s explore!

With Big Science kids will learn to see and understand the world in new ways.
They will ask questions, gather information, test ideas, and record their findings. In no time, your students will be thinking like young scientists!

  • 6 level science course for English Language Learners
  • for 6 to 12 year olds
  • 2-4 hours classroom teaching per week

A communicative, inquiry-based science course for Primary English Language Learners.

Uses the 5E teaching sequence encouraging learners to discover new ideas, test what they mean and evaluate their understanding of concepts.

Combines a rich variety of content (print, audio, video) with inquiry-based activities, ensuring students are engaged and motivated.

What is the 5E learning cycle?

Big Science is based on the 5E learning cycle.
By bringing together prior knowledge and new ideas, learners are engaged in discovering connections before actively learning the facts and evaluating understanding.

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Unit Walkthrough

The 5E Learning Cycle is reflected throughout the course structure. Each unit follows a sequence for teaching and learning: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate. 

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Building student confidence

Students of Big Science will think deeply about topics, will work in teams, will research concepts to confirm understanding and will communicate their findings. These scientific practices are also skills for life that give students the confidence they need to handle the challenges of our changing world.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Big Science asks Big Questions to cultivate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Communication & Collaboration

Pair and group activities require students to collaborate and share their ideas.

Accountability & Self-Direction

Self Assessment activities allow students to evaluate their learning and judge what they need to review.

Digital Literacy

Digital activities allow students to see and test scientific concepts in an engaging way.

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Big Science supports teachers with:

Step-by-step guidance in the Teacher's Book for combining science content with language instruction

ELL support modules in the Teacher's Book to help you with key terms, structures and content

Modular design of the course allows you to customize the course to the needs of your class

Why choose Big Science?

  • Trusted Content: Big Science aligns to Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, building both core language skills and scientific practices.
  • Big Thinkers: The 5E methodology is a systematic approach to discovering, exploring, questioning and understanding the world around us.
  • Support and confidence: ELL support in the Teacher's Book, means all teachers can teach science with confidence. Language practice in the Workbook, means Students develop the language skills they need to engage with the science content.
  • Flexibility: The modular structure of BigScience allows teachers to choosewhich units to teach, based on whatis right for their class.
  • Skills for life: Students learn essential skills for success in school and future life - critical thinking, collaboration, communication and self-direction.
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Big English and Big English Plus

Big Science offers a natural extension to the CLIL content featured in Big English and Big English Plus. Teachers of these courses will feel familiar with the look and feel of Big Science, which is subtly aligned to Big English/ Big English Plus. As with Big English, there is an emphasis on developing not only subject knowledge but skills that have value in the world we live in – critical thinking, the ability to communicate and collaborate in different contexts, and digital awareness.

Other ELT courses

Big Science complements Big English and Big English Plus, but is also suitable to be combined with any Primary ELT course which requires additional CLIL or Science content.