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Primary Science: Knowledge and Understanding

Primary Science: Knowledge and Understanding

Ninth Edition
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May 2021 | 336 pages | Learning Matters

All the subject knowledge students need to teach primary science.

Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, this comprehensive text includes subject knowledge from each part of the primary science curriculum and comes with a wide range of resources so students can test their growing knowledge as they progress through the course. 

  • an online science subject knowledge audit with the ability to share results
  • end of chapter self-assessment questions 
  • Reflective and practical tasks to embed learning
  • a science subject knowledge checklist
  • useful weblinks for primary science teaching
  • Recommended further reading
This new edition comes with a new chapter on science in curriculum.

Science in the National Curriculum
Working scientifically
Functioning of organisms: green plants
Functioning of organisms: animals including humans
Evolution and inheritance
Living things and their habitats
Changes of materials
Rocks, soils and fossils
Forces and magnets
Earth and space

This is an excellent synthesis of all the subject knowledge required to teach Primary science well. The subject knowledge is accessible and supported by current research. It is the perfect partner to Harlen and Qualter for supporting trainee teachers to become confident and effective science teachers.

Dr Benjmain Braim
School of Education, Birmingham University
September 21, 2021

An accessible text which would support trainee teachers with a limited scientific background to approach their primary science teaching in a confident and engaging manner

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
July 19, 2021

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