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Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice

Ninth Edition
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May 2021 | 216 pages | Learning Matters

An extensive knowledge of the primary Science curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach Science in the primary classroom.

This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary Science that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching.  It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary Science. 

This 9th edition has been updated to include a new chapter on creative curriculum approaches.

Practical guidance, features and resources help students translate their learning to the classroom and understand the wider context of teaching:

-          Online practical lesson ideas for the classroom

-          The Primary National Curriculum for Science in Key Stages one and two

-          Tips for planning primary Science

-          Useful weblinks for primary Science teaching

The nature of scientific understanding
Processes and methods of scientific enquiry
Children’s ideas
Science in the Foundation Stage
Teaching strategies
Classroom organisation and management
Assessment, recording and reporting
Using ICT in science
Health and safety
Creative curriculum approaches

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