Teaching Science in the Primary Classroom
- Hellen Ward - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Judith Roden - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Science Methods | Science in Early Childhood
Now in full colour, the new edition of this core textbook is packed full of exciting ideas and methods to help trainees and teachers looking for creative ways of teaching science to primary school children. It's the perfect step-by-step guide for anyone teaching science for the first time.
Reflecting the new curriculum, the third edition has been extensively updated throughout and now includes:
· a brand new chapter on teaching science outdoors
· lots of guidance on how to work scientifically in the classroom
· a new focus on assessment of ‘secondary readiness’
· new activities and case studies, with helpful links to developing scientific skills
With practical examples, case studies, clear guidance on how to turn theory into creative practice, and lots of ideas for lively science lessons and activities, this is the ideal book for anyone studying primary science on initial teacher education courses, and teachers looking for new ideas to use in the classroom.
A very informative book which I have already made considerable use of in our Primary Science workshops, in addition to highly recommending as an essential text. It contains a good balance of theory and practical and is particularly good for cross curricular links.
This is an excellent text that supports the teaching of primary science. There is a real sense of authority and a great range of ideas. The fact that this edition is in colour is very appealing.
This new addition uses new and updated activities, case studies and practical examples to help current and training teachers teach primary science. The text has been aligned to the new curriculum with good coverage of process skills, scientific enquiry and assessment. The authors highlight how fun and engaging activities support the teaching of primary science through effective linking of theory with practice. The addition of colour makes the book easier to navigate and read. I recommend this title as essential reading for all teacher trainees and qualified teachers wanting to teach science creatively.
Engaging and accessible guide