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Serret, Natasha – Primary Science Review, 2004
The original project, the foundation for all subsequent work, was set up in 1981 by Michael Shayer, with Philip Adey and Carolyn Yates, and became known as CASE @ KS3 (Adey and Shayer, 1994). CASE stands for Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education. The original CASE project drew on Piaget's work on the stage theory of cognitive…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Science Education, Cognitive Development, Science Curriculum
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Jurd, Elizabeth – Primary Science Review, 2004
The purpose of this research was to discover whether the children (aged 9 to 11) were thinking while taking part in practical science activities. One method the author used was to video the activity and then watch the replay with each child in turn. She was then able to ask them what they had been thinking about at each stage. The majority of the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Science Activities, Cognitive Processes, Writing (Composition)
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Boctor, Sonia; Rowell, Patricia M. – Primary Science Review, 2004
Learning science in a meaningful way involves more than doing a series of activities directed towards anticipated outcomes. Learning science entails teacher and children talking together as "co-constructors" of knowledge (Barnes, 1976). Karen Gallas (1995) has described her long-term observations of the kinds of talk which contribute to…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science
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Braund, Martin – Primary Science Review, 2004
Primary science has rightly been recognised as one of the great successes in UK education over the last 20 years--a jewel in the National Curriculum crown. Its successes are evidenced by the high numbers of pupils achieving the target levels in national tests and by the rising number of science lessons rated as good or better in school inspections…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Students, Elementary School Science
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Wilson, Helen; Mant, Jenny; Coates, David – Primary Science Review, 2004
The basic contention that a more imaginative, creative, and challenging approach will result in better achievement in SATs--in other words, if the children enjoy their science they will do better--was the basis of a project at Oxford Brookes University. The project was devised to encourage and enable the participating teachers to develop a…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Peacock, Alan – Primary Science Review, 2004
The Eden Project in Cornwall sets out to educate about the interdependence of plants and people. Its tropical and Mediterranean biomes are housed in the largest "greenhouses" in the world, which serve as a backdrop to plants that grow in the temperate zones of the world, grown in Eden's outdoor landscape. Eden has aroused worldwide…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Science Education, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers
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Littledyke, Michael – Primary Science Review, 2004
The essential purpose of primary science should be to help children make meaningful sense of the world around them. This will enable them to develop into scientifically literate adults who have a critical understanding of the ideas of science, but who also have respect, care and sensitivity for the world they live in and their impact on it. If…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science
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Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Primary Science Review, 2004
In England the National Curriculum does not specifically mention the excretory system at key stages 1 and 2. Research by Reiss and Tunnicliffe (2001, 2002) has shown that children's knowledge of the organs and organ systems in their bodies increases with age but remains incomplete, even at maturity, unless they specialise in studying biology. The…
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Lakin, Liz; Lipington, Lois; Pask, Heidi – Primary Science Review, 2004
The Government's recently introduced national strategy for primary schools in England and Wales, "Excellence and enjoyment" (DfES, 2003), encourages teachers to be creative and innovative in how they teach the curriculum, whilst "All our futures" (NACCCE, 1999) urges teachers to look for creativity in all aspects of the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Science Projects, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Overton, Dave – Primary Science Review, 2004
As a Teaching Awards Regional Winner in 2002, the author was recently awarded funding by Planet Science (NESTA) for projects to disseminate best practice. One of the things he had in mind was to organise a "creative science event." So last July year 4 children from Chiltern Primary School, Hull, joined a class of year 5 children from…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Science Instruction
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Robertson, Anne – Primary Science Review, 2004
"Let's Think!" is a cognitive acceleration programme aimed at developing thinking in children aged between 5 and 6. "Let's Think!" was described in "PSR" 69 (Robertson, 2001) using the acronym CASE @ KS1, as it was known before publication by NFER-Nelson. Since then, "Let's Think!" has spread beyond the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Foreign Countries
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Dunne, Mick; Smith, Malcolm – Primary Science Review, 2004
In-service education using information and communication technology (ICT) to teach science is particularly demanding when working in under-resourced locations or where resources are in heavy demand. This article is based on Inset carried out by the authors working with teachers and a university lecturer in a Bulgarian Internet cafe. The use of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Internet, Science Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Ball, Stuart – Primary Science Review, 2003
Good primary science is about children being engaged in questioning, exploring and interpreting--and enjoying the experience. Good ICT is where appropriate software, hardware and activities complement and support science activities. It is all too easy to see only the whizzes and bangs of the latest technology and forget about the learning…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Science Instruction
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Feasey, Rosemary – Primary Science Review, 2003
In 1999 the National Committee for Creativity and Culture in Education (NACCCE) produced a report called "All our futures." In many respects it was and still is a seminal report; it raises issues about creativity in education and offers serious messages for Government, schools and the inspection process. The author's research into teacher…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Wright, Lynne – Primary Science Review, 2003
Increasingly, coordinators are undertaking a scrutiny of work in order to check standards in their subjects. This is done frequently for English and mathematics, where annual targets for attainment in year 6 have to be set, but less so for science. Carrying out a scrutiny of work can be a daunting and time-consuming process. Faced with a pile of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Grading
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