"This is a useful and interesting resource book for primary teachers and would help to develop their knowledge and teaching of science - I will certainly be using it to inform my planning and teaching of the subject." - Juliette Green, Primary School Teacher, Environmental Education
"Every teacher, however well trained in science, will have areas of uncertain understanding. This book is a prime resource for primary teachers of readable, accurate and relevant explanations of scientific phenomena, supported by impressively clear drawings. It has been revised to include recent scientific developments such as DNA and environmental issues, and continues to give sound advice about likely misconceptions whilst maintaining its focus on explaining the science for teachers." - Wynne Harlen, Professor in Education, University of Bristol
Giving primary teachers the background knowledge they need to plan effective programs of work and answer children's questions with confidence, the Third Edition of this popular text now also includes a CD containing 200 science investigations, allowing teachers to explore the topics covered in the book with their pupils.
The book relates explanations of scientific theories and concepts with children's everyday experiences, helping teachers and trainees to think about how to present the topics, and includes lots of practical activities. It is also closely linked to the National Curriculum, with new Quick Guides on the CD clearly showing which sections of the book cover each part of each attainment target at Key Stages 1 and 2.
This is an essential book for student teachers, teachers, and anyone involved in science education.
New to the 3rd edition:
- A new author, Peter Ovens, on board
- More links to children's everyday experiences
- A CD Rom of 200 science experiments
- More student-friendly layout
- Additional illustrations and photographs