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Desforges, Ruth – Primary Science, 2018
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has a huge collection of unique and curious objects from the natural world that have been loaned to us by HM Revenue and Customs after being seized at the UK border. Among the turtle shells and snake skins, the strangest of these is perhaps the freestanding rhino-foot ash tray. This single object can open up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Science Education, Wildlife
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Egan, Padraig – Primary Science, 2018
Artists and scientists attempt to understand all manner of things through skills such as observation, classifying, measuring, and making new connections. They share an innate curiosity about the world and how things work. This can be viewed as the common bond that ties the two disciplines together. In this article, Padraig Egan explores how art…
Descriptors: Science Education, Art Education, Integrated Activities, Science Activities
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Cain, Toni; Davey, Jemima; Colliety, Georgi; Hayward, Maddy; Robinson, Camilla; Kerr, Regan; Shaw, Rob – Primary Science, 2017
The authors are all students in the final year of a three-year undergraduate teacher-training programme at St Mary's University, Twickenham, London. For one of their courses they were asked to identify their science-learning journey to date. In this article, trainee teachers talk about science and explore their reasons for becoming science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Smyth, Steve; Smyth, Jen – Primary Science, 2016
Science Opens Doors is the creation of Clive Thompson of the Horners' Livery Company. The Science Opens Doors project philosophy is strongly based upon the King's College London ASPIRES project, which established that children like doing science in junior school (ages 7-11), but that by the age of 12-14 they are firmly against becoming scientists.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Program Descriptions, Scientists, Educational Philosophy