Secondary Science 11 to 16
A Practical Guide
- Gren Ireson - Nottingham Trent University, UK
- Mark Crowley - Nottingham Trent University, UK
- Ruth Richards - Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, USA, University of California, San Francisco, USA, Nottingham Trent University, UK, London South Bank University, UK
- John Twidle - Loughborough University, UK
Science Methods | Secondary General Methods
Are you looking for ideas to make your science teaching come alive?
Full of suggestions for exciting and practical activities to engage children, Practical Science 11-16 explains the science behind the experiments and shows you where it links to the national curricula in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The book covers the three sciences: chemistry, biology and physics. It contains detailed subject knowledge to ensure you grasp key concepts, and there are lots of useful diagrams to help illustrate key points.
- extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit
- capturing rainbows
- the chromatography of sweets
- removing iron from cornflakes
- a plate tectonic jigsaw
These activities will help you develop thorough subject knowledge and ensure you meet your Qualified Teacher Status standards, as well as show you ways to get your students enthusiastic about science. Perfect reading for Secondary PGCE students as well as those on GTP programs, this book is also useful for non-specialists who are trying to get to grips with the sciences.
'The book covers a wide range of topics across the secondary science curriculum in an engaging and accessible way, for both beginning teachers and those who are more experienced. The best
aspect of the book is the inclusion of creative and engaging practical work, which will provide an invaluable resource. I would certainly recommend the book to the PGCE and BSc Secondary Science trainee teachers that I work with' - Dr Tony Liversidge, Science Tutor and University Teaching and Learning Fellow, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Even though this book does not necessarily address our national curriculum need, it is very useful undergraduate students to see nice spectrum of topics and different activities. Practical for inservice teachers too
Not suitable for Scottish curriculum.
This book is really good for ideas for practical work.
PGCE trainees have dipped into this text during their course and use it as a reference for M level assignments. It has been added to their reading list in the course booklet.
A useful guide for science trainees in practical approaches to teaching science they may not be familiar with. Within the course we do not "teach" subject knowledge but this will be a useful reference source.
A good selection of topics for all three disciplines. The format is helpful with lesson objectives, self-test and good practiocal activities. Subject content and presentation are excellent. I also like the "How Science Works" insets. The chemistry section does not appear to have any HSW?
Overall a good book for begining teachers.
This is very useful for trainees who struggle with some of the more challenging concepts that they are required to teach. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow. The suggested practical activities are concise, but cover all the points necessary. Ideal for trainees on a PGCE secondary course, subject knowledge enhancement course, or for use by current teachers.
Have asked our library to buy 10 copies.
Would like this as an e-book if possible.
A very useful book, though limited - perhaps due to page number or perhaps on purpose - to some well known practicals - more would have been good e.g. on photosynthesis about which there is nothing