ISBN-10:
0335222293
ISBN-13:
9780335222292
Pub. Date:
10/01/2010
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Primary Science: Teaching the Tricky Bits / Edition 1

Primary Science: Teaching the Tricky Bits / Edition 1

by Neil RutledgeNeil Rutledge
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Overview

Do you lack confidence in teaching the more difficult areas of primary science?

Do you want accessible, well structured support?

Yes? Then this handy book is for you...

It provides a combination of engaging, practical lesson ideas and subject knowledge to help you teach the trickiest parts of primary science such as materials and their properties, magnetism, circuits, forces and life processes.

Using strategies that have been successfully used in primary school classrooms, it explains the most difficult topics in a simple, non-technical style. It includes a range of accessible ideas, hints and tips with a focus on providing a skills-based, problem-solving approach to learning.

Each topic area includes advice on:

  • How to link the topic with other areas of learning
  • Identifying and challenging common misconceptions
  • How to effectively pre-assess the learners' ideas to best meet their needs
  • Practical activities for challenging and developing children's ideas
  • Explanatory models to help pupils consolidate their understanding

This book provides friendly support and guidance to anyone teaching or training to teach primary science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335222292
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Neil Rutledge is Senior Lecturer in Science at the University of Cumbria, UK and also runs science CPD programmes for Cumbria LEA and for the Science Learning Centre. He has been nominated for the National Teaching Fellowship scheme.

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to use this book
How children learn
Ensuring an effective learning context
The relationship between science skills and knowledgeand understanding
Developing an initial understanding of classifying materialsand their properties
Developing an initial understanding of changes in materials
Developing a more advanced understanding of classifyingmaterials and their properties
Developing a more advanced understanding of changesin materials
Developing a primary school model of thermal insulation
Developing a primary school model of magnetism
Developing an initial understanding of light
Developing a more advanced model for understanding light
Developing primary school models of Earth and beyond
Developing a primary school model of sound
Developing an initial understanding of what goes on in asimple circuit
Developing a more advanced understanding of what goeson in a simple circuit
Developing an initial understanding of forces
Developing a more advanced understanding of forces
Developing an initial understanding of life processesand living things
Developing a more advanced understanding of lifeprocesses and living things
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