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Essential Primary Science by Contains over 200 activities ready for you to try out in your classroom! FREE SAMPLE CHAPTER http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/openup/chapters/9780335234615.pdf If you are teaching or learning to teach primary science, this is the toolkit to support you! Not only does it cover the essential knowledge and understanding that you need to know, it also offers over 200 great ideas for teaching primary science - so no more late nights thinking up creative new ways to teach key concepts! In addition, this book offers you practical guiding principles which you can apply to every lesson. There are tips on how to ensure each lesson includes both practical and investigative elements and suggestions on how to make your lessons engaging, memorable and inclusive. Each chapter is organized around the following structure: What science do you need to know and understand? What science do your pupils need to learn? What is the best way to teach these topics in the primary classroom at KS1 and KS2? Sample pupil activities are also included and there is coverage of how to deal with common misconceptions within every chapter. Written in a friendly style, the authors draw on their own teaching experience and understanding of the National Curriculum and QTS standards to provide an essential guide to teaching primary science.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools by The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools provides essential information for all concerned with primary school education about all aspects of teaching science. It pays particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning because of the more general educational benefits that follow from using this approach. These benefits are often expressed in terms of developing general scientific literacy and fostering the ability to learn and the motivation to continue learning. This book also aims to help teachers focus on the 'big' or powerful ideas of science rather than teaching a series of unrelated facts. This leads children to an understanding of the nature, and limitations, of scientific activity. This fully expanded and updated edition explores: The compelling reasons for starting science in the primary school. Within-school planning in the context of less prescriptive national requirements. The value of having in mind the 'big ideas' of science. The opportunities for children to learn through greater access to the internet and social networking. The expanding sources of materials and guidance now available to teachers on-line. Greater attention to school and teacher self-evaluation as a means of improving provision for children's learning. The importance for both teachers and learners of reflecting on the process and content of their activities. Other key aspects of teaching, such as:- questioning, the importance of discussion and dialogue, the formative and summative roles of assessment and strategies for helping children to develop understanding, skills, positive attitudes and enjoyment of science, are preserved. So also is the learner-centred approach with an emphasis on children learning to take some responsibility for their activities. This book is essential reading for all primary school teachers and those on primary education courses.
Call Number: 372.350440941 HAR
Publication Date: 2014
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