ERIC Number: ED486679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 31
Teaching Science in the Primary Classroom: A Practical Guide
Ward, Hellen; Roden, Judith; Hewlett, Claire; Foreman, Julie
SAGE Publications Ltd
This book focuses on the promotion and development of science learning from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2. The four authors have extensive experience in initial teacher education and in primary schooling and this is evident in the emphasis on practical examples and evidence-based guidance. They offer examples and case studies designed to help teachers make science learning active and creative. The authors present the following chapters: (1) What is Science? (Judith Roden and Hellen Ward); (2) The Skills Pupils Need to Learn Science--Process Skills (Hellen Ward and Judith Roden); (3) Observation, Measurement and Classification (Judith Roden); (4) Raising and Analysing Questions and Use of Secondary Sources (Judith Roden); (5) Scientific Enquiry (Hellen Ward); (6) Planning and Assessing Learning (Hellen Ward); (7) Science from Stories (Claire Hewlett); (8) Using Role-play to Stimulate and Develop Children's Understanding of Scientific Concepts (Julie Foreman); (9) Science from Games (Hellen Ward); and (10) Organisational Issues (Hellen Ward). A glossary of terms and an index is included.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Primary Education, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Inquiry, Student Evaluation, Role Playing, Measurement, Classification
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: SAGE Publications Ltd