Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST)

The best teaching draws on the best evidence.

Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) is a new collection of research evidence-informed teaching and learning resources, focused initially on science at ages 11-14.  

The BEST approach draws on the best available research evidence to provide resources for best practice in: 

    • sequencing and teaching of key concepts
    • effective formative assessment
    • purposeful practical work

The resources are being developed by the Unviersity of York Science Education Group in collaboration with science teachers, with generous support from the Salters’ Institute.

What's BEST?

Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) aims to build a much-needed bridge between research in science education and teaching in school science lessons, by developing resources for students and teachers that draw on robust research findings.




Teaching and learning resources will be added to the Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) collection on a topic-by-topic basis throughout 2018 and 2019. The resources are being developed based on careful consideration of the best available research evidence.

Sign up for email updates or follow @BestEvSciTeach on Twitter to find out when new topics have been made available.

Project Team

July 2017

Judith Bennett
Project Director

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Jeremy Airey

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Lynda Dunlop

PF for BEST team

Peter Fairhurst

Helen Harden

July 2017

Alistair Moore

July 2017

Joanna MacDonald
Project Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 1904 322601


July 2017