### In September, your Year 7 students will arrive excited to start science lessons using Bunsen burners and chemicals. Harnessing this excitement is pivotal to building the positive perception of science that is essential for their long term progress.{: .center } In order to facilitate a smoother transition and ensure your learners have an engaging and meaningful introduction to secondary science, Learning by Questions has utilised our award-winning platform to produce a Passport to Science. LbQ’s Passport to Science is a scheme of learning that is set within the context of a solubility investigation. The scheme allows students to use a range of heating and measuring apparatus, ensuring that you can cover all of the basic lab rules and routines with your students as they progress through the scheme. There are six investigative skill areas that students will visit on their Passport to Science, and we’ve even included a printable passport that students use to collect stamps or stickers to show that they have gained each skill. Included within the passport is a printable certificate for when students complete their objectives. You can [download the LbQ Passport to Science here](https://www.lbq.org/filestore/Activities/LbQ's_Passport_to_Science.pdf). The six investigative skills are: * identifying, selecting and using laboratory equipment * recognising and controlling variables * taking measurements and recording data * processing and presenting data * drawing conclusions * working safely ## How to use your Passport to Science: ### Plan Each skill that students visit on their Passport to Science has clear objectives and a suggested practical activity that is linked to relevant and engaging LbQ Question Sets. All you need to do is share the scheme with your technician so that they can prepare the practical resources and then start the LbQ Question Set with your class. ### Teach During the lesson, students work through the Question Sets at their own pace. Each question has immediate corrective feedback meaning that your role as a teacher is to monitor progress using the teacher dashboard and intervene where necessary. Your marking is done for you! ### Progress The teacher dashboard will provide you with a huge amount of information, including a report on which questions pupils struggled with. Meaning that you can use LbQ to gain knowledge of where pupils’ gaps in knowledge are. ### Pupil self-evaluation As pupils move through the LbQ Question Sets, they will become more aware of their own ability and where their strengths lie. If they have had multiple attempts at a question but got it right in the end, they know they have gained understanding. If they have skipped a question because of its difficulty, there’s a gap in their learning. Providing them with their own knowledge of what they do and don’t know gives pupils a sense of responsibility for their own learning; a skill that is essential in secondary school. So [download your Passport to Science](https://www.lbq.org/filestore/Activities/LbQ's_Passport_to_Science.pdf), and if you would like to see LbQ in action, you can [book your very own tour of the platform](https://www.lbq.org/Contact-Us?demo=1).