Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science

By Vivian Cooke, Colin Howard

This up-to-date text addresses primary science teaching in light of the UK's new primary National Curriculum and the latest Teachers' Standards. Aimed at primary trainees and teachers, the book provides creative, inspiring, and practical ideas and approaches for teaching the full range of science topics. Each chapter is aligned to an area of the UK's new National Curriculum and provides key vocabulary, details of common misconceptions and how to address them, teaching strategies and activities, cross-curricular links, and health and safety points. Throughout, there is a strong focus on science subject knowledge development and how to translate this into practice in the primary classroom. The book also encourages readers to reflect on their own subject knowledge of science and challenges them to critically evaluate their teaching in order to become more effective.


Publication Date: 6/10/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781909682290

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