Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment And Developing Understanding

Paperback | November 8, 2013

byPeter Loxley, Lyn Dawes, Linda Nicholls

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'Thought-provoking and entices the reader to take a discerning look at science.'

Claire Garven, MA Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

¿An approach to planning and teaching primary science that gives children permission to question their own preconceptions. This enables teachers to encourage children to actively think and discuss what they see, and give reasons for their developing scientific ideas. Strongly recommended for teachers who want their children to learn to think scientifically.'

Jane Gibson, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of primary science in ITE at the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon), UK

This second edition brings science subject knowledge and pedagogy together to support, inform and inspire those training to teach primary science.

Written in a clear and accessible way, the book provides comprehensive coverage of science themes. Ideas for teaching and examples from practice provide a basis for inspiring children to explore science and look at the world in new and intriguing ways.

Hallmark features

Ideas for practice exemplify how you can help children to use scientific knowledge and concepts to satisfy their curiosity about natural phenomena.

Something to think about scenarios help to extend and develop your own understanding of key ideas.

The companion website includes links to suggested reading and Teachers TV clips for your own development and for use in the classroom.

New to this edition

A new chapter called Views of Science Learning encourages the teacher to take a central role in helping children develop scientific attitudes, skills and conceptual understanding.

Learning Outside the Classroom is a new chapter that provides ideas and guidance that helps to develop children¿s scientific skills and knowledge, while also promoting positive attitudes to science.

New Global Dimensions sections offer starting points for discussion and research into how scientific ideas can be positively applied and can be used to evaluate the impact of human activity on the natural world.

Talk Skills and Science Discussion sections enable you to develop children's scientific knowledge and verbal reasoning skills.

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'Thought-provoking and entices the reader to take a discerning look at science.' Claire Garven, MA Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. ¿An approach to planning and teaching primary science that gives children permission to question their own preconceptions. This enables teachers to encourage child...

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'Thought-provoking and entices the reader to take a discerning look at science.' Claire Garven, MA Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. ‘An approach to planning and teaching primary science that gives children permission to question their own preconceptions. This enables teachers to encourage child...

Peter Loxley, Linda Nicolls, Babs Dore and Lyn Dawes are all senior lecturers at the University of Northampton and well-respected in their field. In the time I have been working with them, they have demonstrated a passion for their subject, an understanding of the needs of their students and an ability to present knowledge in an engagi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 8, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0273772988

ISBN - 13:9780273772989

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Theory and practice

 

1. The pleasure of finding things out

2. Views of science learning

3. Organising how children learn science

4. Scientific understanding and mental models

5. Talk for learning in science

6. Scientific enquiry and the passionately curious 

7. Planning and assessing children’s science learning

8. Learning outside the classroom

9. The origins of scientific knowledge

 

Part 2: Subject knowledge and ideas for practice

 

10. The Earth and beyond

11. Energy and the well-being of the planet

12. Interdependence

13. Diversity

14. Adaptation and evolution

15. Health and well-being

16. The particle nature of materials

17. Changing materials

18. Electricity and magnetism

19. Forces and motion

20. Light

21. Sound