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Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Eighth Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
Companion Website


July 2017 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
Now with online resources to support teaching practice!

An extensive knowledge of the primary science curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach science in the primary classroom.

This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary science that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring, and assessment and relates these specifically to primary science, with new material on assessment without levels. New coverage on being a scientist is included to help readers understand how science teaching goes far beyond the curriculum, whilst practical guidance and features support trainees to translate their learning to the classroom. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this Eighth Edition now includes the following online resources on the new companion website:
  • Practical lesson ideas for the classroom
  • The Primary National Curriculum for science in Key Stages one and two
  • Tips for planning primary science
  • Useful web links for primary science teaching
Using this new edition with the supporting online material makes it an essential guide to effective and creative science teaching. 
 
Introduction
 
The nature of scientific understanding
 
Processes and methods of scientific enquiry
 
Children’s ideas
 
Science in the Foundation Stage
 
Teaching strategies
 
Planning
 
Classroom organisation and management
 
Assessment, recording and reporting
 
Using ICT in science
 
Health and safety

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