Teaching Primary Science 3rd Edition

With a brand new chapter on STEM education, additional guidance on where to find the best resources, and increased emphasis on assessment, story-telling and problem-solving, this book shows how science can offer children pleasure and ...

Author: Peter Loxley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138651834

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This fully updated third edition of Teaching Primary Science brings subject knowledge and pedagogy together to support, inform and inspire those training to teach primary science. Written in a clear and accessible style, chapters offer comprehensive coverage of key themes, as well as structured ideas for practice and progression. With brand new sections such as rocks and fossils, and pulleys and levers, and with an increased emphasis on assessment guidance, talking skills and scientific discussion, the book crucially demonstrates how science can offer children pleasure and intellectual satisfaction, fostering their natural curiosity and helping them to develop sound scientific minds.
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The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools

Presenting an up-to-date discussion of the many aspects of teaching primary science, this best-selling book contains a strong focus on constructivist learning and the role of social interaction in learning.

Author: Wynne Harlen

Publisher: David Fulton Pub

ISBN: 185346564X

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Presenting an up-to-date discussion of the many aspects of teaching primary science, this best-selling book contains a strong focus on constructivist learning and the role of social interaction in learning.

Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics Teaching Primary Science

This is a very practical and easy to apply programme for teaching Science either in your own classroom, or to implement across the school in the role of a co-ordinator.

Author: Peter Riley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472920676

Category: Education

Page: 208

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A brand new series for primary teachers that provides a full guide to teaching a primary curriculum area, especially for non-specialists. This book is closely tied to the new curriculum, with extracts from the curriculum itself and lesson plans and teaching ideas for every area. This book will equip non-specialists to confidently deliver engaging and well-informed lessons, that account for the changes in the National Curriculum. This is a very practical and easy to apply programme for teaching Science either in your own classroom, or to implement across the school in the role of a co-ordinator.

The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools

The book opens with multiple case studies, four of which are new to this edition, offering cross-curricular examples of primary science in action. Each chapter is framed by an introduction and summary points.

Author: Wynne Harlen OBE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135868758

Category: Education

Page: 352

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The fifth edition of this bestselling textbook provides an up-to-date discussion of the many aspects of teaching primary science, maintaining its strong focus on constructivist learning and the role of social interaction in learning. With emphasis on the child-centred approach, the book also promotes the importance of fostering motivation for learning through enjoyment and giving children some control of their activities. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect: the move towards a cross-curricular approach in primary schools recent developments in the use of ICT by teachers and pupils how assessment and records can be used to help learning what recent studies of the brain can tell us about learning the widespread emphasis on teaching and learning through inquiry the recognition of the importance of discussion, dialogue and argumentation changes in curriculum management and planning. The book opens with multiple case studies, four of which are new to this edition, offering cross-curricular examples of primary science in action. Each chapter is framed by an introduction and summary points. Suggestions for further reading are provided and there are numerous references to useful websites. Combining theory and practice, The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools helps the reader to understand the rationale behind the practice. It continues to be essential reading for all trainee and practising primary school teachers, including students on PGCE Primary, BEd, BA Primary, Education Studies courses and those studying for further qualifications in education.

Primary Science

This is essential reading for all students studying primary science on primary initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching, and also ...

Author: Mick Dunne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446291122

Category: Education

Page: 208

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What is science? What is good science education? How can science be intelligently linked to the wider primary curriculum? Becoming a confident and informed teacher of primary science requires a strong understanding of the key practical, conceptual and pedagogical issues that underpin science education in the primary school. Touching on current curriculum concerns and the wider challenges of developing good practice in science education Primary Science provides an indispensable overview of important areas of teaching every aspiring primary school teacher needs to understand. Written directly for initial teacher education students this textbook supports classroom practice and provides a broad survey of key aspects of primary science teaching including the role of science in the curriculum, communication and literacy in science teaching, science outside the classroom, transitional issues and assessment. This is essential reading for all students studying primary science on primary initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching, and also NQTs. Mick Dunne is Head of Initial Teacher Training at Bradford College Alan Peacock is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science

This practical guide uses a three-stage framework design to encourage and guide sociocultural practice across three levels: KS1 (5–7), lower KS2 (7–9) and upper KS2 (9–11).

Author: Peter Loxley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317215875

Category: Education

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Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science is a fun and interactive guide which supports teachers to design and deliver enjoyable science lessons. Peter Loxley explores different scientific topics – from growing plants and nutrition to forces and magnetism – with an emphasis on story-telling and art to help children share their ideas and work collaboratively in the classroom. This practical guide uses a three-stage framework design to encourage and guide sociocultural practice across three levels: KS1 (5–7), lower KS2 (7–9) and upper KS2 (9–11). The ideas for practice are placed in engaging and significant contexts to encourage curiosity and enquiry and, most importantly, promote feelings of pleasure and satisfaction from science learning. Teachers are guided through hands-on puzzles and activities such as role-play and design and technology tasks both inside and outside of the classroom, with health and safety aspects highlighted throughout, to inspire children’s interest in how the world works from an early age and provide them with the skills to apply their new-found scientific thinking in other contexts. Extended subject knowledge to all topics covered in this book can be found in Teaching Primary Science. A companion website is available for both books. Features include: web links to external sites with useful teaching information and resources an interactive flashcard glossary to test students’ understanding Image bank with downloadable pictures for use in the classroom. Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science is an invaluable teaching resource for both trainee and qualified teachers.

Teaching Primary Science Constructively

This bestselling text explains the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching. It also discusses core strategies for developing science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills.

Author: Keith Skamp

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 9780170443401

Category: Education

Page: 656

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Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. This bestselling text explains the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching. It also discusses core strategies for developing science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills. Chapters provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within a number of content strands. Throughout there are strong links to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the revised Australian Curriculum: Science.

Teaching Primary Science

This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities.

Author: Peter Loxley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317863984

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Primary Science: Promoting positive attitudes to conceptual learningis a full colour, core textbook to support, inform and inspire anyone training to teach Science at primary level. This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities. The text aims to encourage trainee teachers to teach scientific concepts in contexts which will inspire the children to look at the world in new and intriguing ways, rather than presenting it as a list of facts and definitions. Encouraging critical reflection and offering practical support, this book will help trainee teachers to overcome negative attitudes to Science. The two part structure of the book first presents insights into the nature of science and science education, exploring issues such as the value and purpose of teaching Science in the primary school and the value of scientific enquiry. It then moves on to cover subject knowledge, relating it to pedagogy.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science

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.

Author: Vivian Cooke

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781909682320

Category: Education

Page: 182

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This up to date text addresses primary science teaching in light of the new primary National Curriculum and the latest Teachers’ Standards. Aimed at primary trainees and teachers, it 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 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.

Creative Teaching in Primary Science

This book enables you to adopt a creative approach to the methods and content of your primary science teaching practice and confidently develop as a science educator.

Author: Roger Cutting

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473909434

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Creative teaching has the potential to inspire deep learning, using inventive activities and stimulating contexts that can capture the imagination of children. This book enables you to adopt a creative approach to the methods and content of your primary science teaching practice and confidently develop as a science educator. Key aspects of science teaching are discussed, including: planning for teaching and learning assessing primary science cross-curricular approaches the intelligent application of technology sustainability education outdoor learning Coverage is supported by illustrative examples, encouraging you to look at your own teaching practice, your local community and environment, your own interests and those of your children to deepen your understanding of what constitutes good science teaching in primary schools. This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, on both university-based (BEd, BA with QTS, PGCE) and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT) routes into teaching. Dr Roger Cutting is an Associate Professor in Education at the Institute of Education at Plymouth University. Orla Kelly is a Lecturer in Social, Environmental and Scientific Education in the Church of Ireland College of Education.

Learning and Teaching Primary Science

Brings teaching primary science to life, with dedicated chapters for chemistry, physics, biology and earth and environmental science.

Author: Angela Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107609457

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Brings teaching primary science to life, with dedicated chapters for chemistry, physics, biology and earth and environmental science.

Teaching Primary Science

This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities.

Author: Peter Loxley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317863991

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Primary Science: Promoting positive attitudes to conceptual learningis a full colour, core textbook to support, inform and inspire anyone training to teach Science at primary level. This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities. The text aims to encourage trainee teachers to teach scientific concepts in contexts which will inspire the children to look at the world in new and intriguing ways, rather than presenting it as a list of facts and definitions. Encouraging critical reflection and offering practical support, this book will help trainee teachers to overcome negative attitudes to Science. The two part structure of the book first presents insights into the nature of science and science education, exploring issues such as the value and purpose of teaching Science in the primary school and the value of scientific enquiry. It then moves on to cover subject knowledge, relating it to pedagogy.

Teaching Science in the Primary Classroom

This exciting new edition of a popular book offers the reader the following new elements: - explicit advice on how to link science to cross-curricular learning - updated advice on planning and assessment - guidance on how to accommodate ...

Author: Hellen Ward

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446245446

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This exciting new edition of a popular book offers the reader the following new elements: - explicit advice on how to link science to cross-curricular learning - updated advice on planning and assessment - guidance on how to accommodate personalised learning within science - more on games to use in science - more on creativity - more on questioning techniques, an important aspect of scientific enquiry - a whole new chapter on using ICT to teach science. There are lots of practical examples, and clear guidance on how to turn theory into creative and lively science lessons and activities. Examples of children's work are included, and there are plenty of helpful case studies. Hellen Ward is Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, a widely-published author and a frequent presenter at conferences. Judith Roden is Principal Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, and a successful author. Claire Hewlett and Julie Foreman are both Senior Lecturers at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Primary Science

Key features of this second edition include: • A new chapter on science in the Early Years • A new practical chapter on how to work scientifically • Master’s-level ‘critical reading’ boxes in every chapter linking topics to ...

Author: Mick Dunne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473911604

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 312

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Why is science hard to teach? What types of scientific investigation can you use in the primary classroom? Touching on current curriculum concerns and the wider challenges of developing high-quality science education, this book is an indispensable overview of important areas of teaching every aspiring primary school teacher needs to understand including: the role of science in the curriculum, communication and literacy in science teaching, science outside the classroom, transitional issues and assessment. Key features of this second edition include: • A new chapter on science in the Early Years • A new practical chapter on how to work scientifically • Master’s-level ‘critical reading’ boxes in every chapter linking topics to relevant specialist literature • Expanded coverage of creativity, and link science to numeracy and computing This is essential reading for all students studying primary science on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT), and also NQTs. Mick Dunne is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Manchester Metropolitan University Alan Peacock is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Primary Science for Trainee Teachers

With chapter sequencing following the new Curriculum, this book supports trainee Primary school teachers to make use of the opportunities presented in the new National Curriculum for effective and engaging Science teaching.

Author: Judith Roden

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473907263

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

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With chapter sequencing following the new Curriculum, this book supports trainee Primary school teachers to make use of the opportunities presented in the new National Curriculum for effective and engaging Science teaching. Covering all of the areas of the new National Curriculum for primary science and offering insight into effective teaching, it helps you connect what you need to teach to how it can be taught. This comprehensive guide to teaching Primary Science will help you secure your subject knowledge, understand how children learn about science and know how to plan and teach effective and inspiring science lessons. Exploring opportunities in the new curriculum for creative and imaginative teaching, it shows you how to capitalize on opportunities to teach Science in a way that sparks children's interest. Includes the full National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science, key stages 1 and 2 as a useful reference for trainee teachers. Other books in this series include: Primary Mathematics for Trainee Teachers and Primary English for Trainee Teachers

EBOOK Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science

Do you need quick and easy access to great ideas for teaching primary science? If so then this is the book for you!

Author: Alan Cross

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335247660

Category: Education

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Do you need quick and easy access to great ideas for teaching primary science? If so then this is the book for you! Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science draws on the best ideas about teaching primary science, using an evidence-based approach which recognizes that there are some proven and more effective methods for teaching primary science. Creativity is one of the most powerful indicators of successful teaching, and the key is a willingness to take risks and to accept uncertainty. This can be tricky for busy teachers, so this book lends you a helping hand! The authors explain why the methods presented are successful and encourage you to apply these creative techniques to new situations. The book:Offers a handy 'one stop shop' of creative ideas for teaching primary science Provides a 'helping hand' for you to get started in the classroom by presenting a range of teaching methods that are proven to work Encourages creativity and experimentation, regularly recognized as features of outstanding teachingInspires you to develop all the ideas for yourselfProviding a highly practical and accessible handbook to the creative aspects of teaching and learning primary science, this is invaluable reading for trainee and practising primary teachers.

Teaching Science in the Primary Classroom

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 ...

Author: Hellen Ward

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473953079

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Who was right about gravity - Aristotle or Galileo? Do woodlice like the damp or the sunshine? 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.

Teaching Primary Science Constructively

This sixth edition includes a new introductory chapter addressing readers' preconceptions and concerns about teaching primary science.

Author: Keith Skamp

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 9780170379717

Category: Science

Page: 589

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Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. This best-selling text explains the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching, and discusses core strategies for developing science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills. Chapters also provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within a number of content strands. Throughout there are strong links to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the revised Australian Curriculum: Science. This sixth edition includes a new introductory chapter addressing readers' preconceptions and concerns about teaching primary science.

EBOOK The Best Ways to Teach Primary Science Research into Practice

This book provides an exceptional insight into how children learn science, as well as which teaching approaches have been found to be most successful.

Author: Michael Allen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335261871

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book provides an exceptional insight into how children learn science, as well as which teaching approaches have been found to be most successful. Drawing on the significant body of research carried out over the past 35 years, the book provides valuable evidence about which tried-and–tested approaches enhance learning and help children actually learn science. The book:• supports you in becoming more effective in teaching primary science• offers a reliable evidential base, founded on significant research findings• helps you make informed choices about which approaches to use in your teaching repertoire• provides support for completing your written assignments Overall the text helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of primary science, as well as how best to plan for teaching this important subject. Insights into how children best learn science, together with practical teaching ideas that have been tested in a systematic way, makes this an essential book for primary teachers in training and an invaluable guide for primary teachers teaching science in Key Stages One and Two. “This book makes a major, evidence-based contribution to teaching science in the primary school. It provides a solid grounding for busy teachers to access and use research findings to enhance their professional development and practice. Each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of a science topic, including: revision of subject knowledge; research findings on children's ideas; learning progression; suggested ways to teach, and research exemplars and lesson outlines. This book is a valuable resource for student teachers and for teachers with many years of experience. It is an indispensable addition to every primary teacher’s bookshelf and every university education department.” Rob Toplis, recently Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Brunel University, UK “This is a great ‘why to…’ and ‘how to…’ book. Michael Allen’s use of progressive understanding underscores both the unfolding stories of primary science alongside children’s developing grasp of the key ideas involved. His work is based on a wealth of research that provides the basis for the ‘why to…’ in curriculum organisation and planning. This is then brought to bear on considerable professional experience and classroom practice to provide the ‘how to…’ for teachers, covering a range of important topics in primary science. An excellent compendium of rationales and resources.” Mike Watts, Professor of Education, Brunel University, UK

Explaining Primary Science

This book covers all the major areas of science relevant for beginning primary school teachers, explaining key concepts from the ground up, helping trainees develop into confident science educators.

Author: Paul Chambers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529721904

Category: Education

Page: 480

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Successful science teaching in primary schools requires a careful understanding of key scientific knowledge. This book covers all the major areas of science relevant for beginning primary school teachers, explaining key concepts from the ground up, helping trainees develop into confident science educators. This new edition comes with: · New guidance on teaching primary science today · Activities to enhance your understanding of key teaching topics · Links to national curricula for England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand · Videos of useful science experiments and demonstrations for the primary classroom