This book is good for ideas. it helps with some of the general science lessons rather than those directly in my field.
But that does not stop it being a resource I would like to have on hand.
Extremely useful investigations and practicals that are accessible to trainee teachers. The theory is easy to understand and therefore students that may struggle with the scientific knowledge required to teach up to Level 6 would find this book particularly useful.
Good selection of investigations but feels dated with dense text and few diagrams. Many activities require an unrealistic level of practical construction by the teacher.
This is a supportive book, as to aid teachers with the development of young children in practical science activities. The activities and investigations are presented well, which enables adaptations of the material where possible, thus tailoring to the needs of the group.
I shared this book with students who are keen to get their own copy now. They liked the many ideas and activities that they can use in the classroom. The section on the role of investigation was helpful in developing understanding of this critical element of science.
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