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Creator of the science fair projects website SteveHi,

I hope you like my website.

My name is Steve and I am a 50 something teacher currently working as supply (relief) teacher in the Midlands in the UK

spare tyre illustrating fact that a supply teacher is often surplus to requirements

I previously worked as a special needs teacher educating secondary aged kids all of whom had serious social, emotional and behavior difficulties.

I work in many schools teaching all primary children aged between 4 and 11. Teachers always work incredibly hard- the time, energy, care and emotional commitment that teachers dedicate to their chosen profession never ceases to amaze!

Wolf howling -illustration of fact that alpha male in class enjoys baiting supply teacher

As a supply teacher I am always a ‘spare tyre’ but nevertheless I really enjoy supporting teachers in the classroom and teaching kids to the best of my ability. I meet some great teachers and great kids in some brilliant schools!

The idea for this website came to me recently when I was working at an inner city school. I received a late phone call to go into a school  to deliver a full day’s teaching to a class of fractious 11 year olds.  After muddling through the morning Literacy and Numeracy lessons, I was faced with having to deliver a science lesson in the afternoon.

After trawling the internet during my lunch break I peacock strutting its stuff showing plummagethought many of the existing websites a little dull and boring and not the kind of thing that would stimulate Leroy during the afternoon science lesson!

I wanted to have a go myself… and Newtonsapple.org.uk was born!

During the afternoon lesson I was unable to concentrate properly because Leroy, the alpha male pupil of the class wolf pack, decided to play his favorite sport, “show the supply teacher who’s really in charge”!

I remained very calm while he strutted his stuff, peacock style, impressing the more impressionable young girls in the class, whilst having several jokes at my expense!

Several days later I returned to the same class again in the same school. Leroy greeted me like a long lost friend! Had he genuinely missed me or was he looking forward to playing his favorite sport once again?!

This website aspires to achieve the following:

  • fulfilll my personal need to discover the wonders of science.
  • provide a flexible resource accessible to educators teaching in a variety of educational settings including primary schools, elementary schools, middle schools, lower secondary schools and special schools.
  • be accessible to educators teaching science as a foreign language through the medium of English.
  • explain scientific concepts concisely in an uncomplicated and uncluttered way.man screaming in humourous way as he surveys a pile of paperwork
  • steer away from science assessments, assessing pupil progress and all that paperwork stuff!
  • uses images in a fun way to extend and develop understanding.
  • use images that are copyright free on the world wide web. You wouldn’t expect me to pay for anything, would you? I have short arms and long pockets!
  • aspire to be gender neutral.
  • provide me with a useful ongoing project when the phone doesn’t ring offering me a day’s work.
  • enthuse students with an enduring interest in science.

Happy teaching! Bye for now,

Steve

PS I make every effort to only use science images that are not subject to copyright. If I have inadvertently used your copyrighted image that you do not wish me to use please do not take offence. Contact me immediately and I will remove the offending image.

newtonsapplescience@gmail.com

This educational school science website offers assistance in meeting the statutory requirements ( as well as providing notes and non statutory guidance) of the Science National Curriculum of England 2013.

At Key Stage one (KS1), Lower Key Stage Two (LKS2), and Upper Key Stage Two in Infant, Junior and Primary Schools the interesting science topics are suitable for engaging students and pupils in year two (Y2), year three (Y3), year four (Y4), year five (Y5) and year six (Y6).

Students can learn about amazing theories, discoveries and inventions as well as improving their science skills, technology skills and developing their interest in fun, hands on and free science experiments.

Students will also find this resource useful to help them complete homework assignments and homework projects.

Teachers will find these free online teaching resources useful on interactive whiteboards and for giving ideas for school assemblies and science week activities 2014 and 2015.

This website includes fun classroom ideas, an understanding of important concepts, great science videos and aspires to help students work scientifically and learn about plants, animals including humans, use of everyday materials, forces and magnets, sound, electricity, living things and their habitats, earth and space, properties and changes of materials, rocks and light.

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