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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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Pickett, Steve; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2018
A conversation between the Director of the University of Manchester's Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub and the Education Director of England's Halle Orchestra explores the relationship unfolding between science and music. The interview focuses on synergies between music and science and how the two subjects can…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Music Education
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Wines, Chris; Pfeiffer, Linda; Scott, Amanda; Woolcott, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2018
This article illustrates an enhancement and lesson-delivery process used to engage classroom students in primary school science lessons. In the enhancement process, university educators and pre-service teachers collaborated with local experts to prepare lessons based in local or regional contexts. Lessons were designed to enable students to think…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Inquiry, Elementary School Science
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Williams, Simon – Primary Science, 2017
According to Harlen (2010) the ultimate goal of science education is for children to have an understanding of relationships, moving beyond science as a series of facts or small ideas towards seeing the bigger picture. Working with a group of 10- and 11-year-olds from a year 6 class, teacher Simon Williams provided a series of challenges using the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Fitzgerald, Angela; Smith, Kathy – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
To help support primary school students to better understand why science matters, teachers must first be supported to teach science in ways that matter. In moving to this point, this paper identifies the dilemmas and tensions primary school teachers face in the teaching of science. The balance is then readdressed through a research-based…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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Hilppö, Jaakko; Rajala, Antti; Zittoun, Tania; Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Lipponen, Lasse – Frontline Learning Research, 2016
In this paper, we introduce a conceptual framework for researching the dynamics of imagination in science classroom interactions. While educational interest in imagination has recently increased, prior research has not adequately accounted for how imagination is realized in and through classroom interactions, nor has it created a framework for its…
Descriptors: Science Education, Imagination, Creativity, Elementary School Science
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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
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Hardman, Sally; Luke, Sue – Primary Science, 2016
Children are naturally curious about the world around them and are often intrigued by everyday objects and experiences. Primary school teachers frequently make use of "WOW moments" to generate children's interest in science (Feasey, 2005). These moments capitalise on the children's fascination with objects and experiences in their…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Busch, Carsten; Claßnitz, Sabine; Selmanagic,, André; Steinicke, Martin – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
In 2010 1.1 million pupils took private lessons in Germany, with 25% of all German children by the age of 17 having attended paid private lessons at some point in their school career (Klemm & Klemm, 2010). The high demand for support for learning curricular content led us to consider an integrated solution that speeds up both the design of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Wise, Nicki; McGregor, Deb; Bird, James – Primary Science, 2015
This article describes a recent Oxfordshire Big Science Event (BSE), which was combined with Science Week in Bure Park Primary School and involved a competition in which primary school children throughout Oxfordshire devised, carried out, and recorded data from science investigations to answer questions that interested them. Teams of children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Nagel, Bert – Primary Science, 2015
Imagine 98% of children in your country leaving primary school without ever having done a science investigation. This almost complete absence of primary science is the situation just over the North Sea from Britain--in the Netherlands. A recent survey showed that only about 120 primary schools in the Netherlands, out of a total of 6000, do some…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Activities, Elementary School Students, Science Interests