In this free course, Teaching secondary science, you have looked at the images and conceptions of science, and how these impact on school science education. Teachers need to have these views in mind and employ strategies to make science accessible and appealing to all. This involves teaching students about the nature of science through purposefully designed activities, as well as taking opportunities presented through practical work. Above all, teachers must consider what students will learn through practical activity and be aware of the hidden messages that might be inadvertently communicated. By engaging with the stories and lives of past scientists, as well as the controversial science issues affecting society, science can be brought to life as a human endeavour that has relevance and meaning for them and their future.