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Forsey, Katherine – Primary Science, 2021
Classrooms, which were once a place of safety and stability, have changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been deep cleaned, rearranged, closed, reopened and, for many, moved online. But just how does the classroom environment impact on pupils' health, wellbeing and ability to learn? Ground-breaking research by Professor…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, COVID-19, Pandemics, Pollution
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Stuart, Ian – Primary Science, 2021
The atom is science's biggest idea! And now it is known that even children from 4 years of age can grasp it, creating science education's biggest worldwide opportunity. Dr. Jenny Donovan and Dr. Carole Haeusler of the University of Southern Queensland conducted multiple studies to show that primary-age children, mostly aged 7-9 years in their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Nuclear Physics
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Linfield, Rachel – Primary Science, 2021
Children offer a range of views when they begin to discuss healthy lifestyles, often connected to things they believe people should or should not do and foods to avoid. This article shares the author's reflection on recent conversations with six children who were asked to consider what people do and what they eat to have a healthy lifestyle.
Descriptors: Life Style, Health Behavior, Physical Activities, Eating Habits
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Primary Science, 2021
Despite the pivotal role that science now plays in everyday life, and countless viable future career options for children, in many cases it is still considered less of a 'core subject' than its curriculum relatives -- namely English and maths. While this has been helped in recent years with a greater emphasis on STEM subjects, there is still some…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Ross, Keith – Primary Science, 2021
Just because food packaging, the textbooks, and teachers, all say food contains energy, students do not have to believe them. The author uses "The tale of the tortoise and his nose," which is available to read on this blog: https://oxygen-energy-life.blogspot.com, as a context for teaching about oxygen. This article outlines the adult…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Physiology, Instructional Materials, Science Instruction
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Trew, Alison J. – Primary Science, 2021
Since the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) launched its Cutting-edge Science in Primary Schools Project a little over a year ago, the authors have written 30 "I bet you didn't know…" articles for primary teachers and children. Accompanying teacher guides describe related activities and investigations that children can carry out in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Scientific Research, Inquiry
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Rogers, Ben – Primary Science, 2021
In 2014, evolution through natural selection was introduced to the primary science National Curriculum in England for year 6 (ages 10-11). As teachers had little prior experience of teaching this concept, it provided a rare opportunity to study the effectiveness of different approaches. A study was developed to investigate the impact of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Evolution, Teaching Methods
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Jones, Verity; Jones, Mat; Ruge, Dorte – Primary Science, 2021
If people want to be healthy they need to eat. However, food poverty (the inability to afford or access food to make up a healthy diet) is just one of the consequences of climate change. For many children in UK schools, food poverty is their everyday experience. The UK's food poverty rate is suggested to be among the highest in Europe; despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Eating Habits, Hunger
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Vella, Nicole Green; Dunlop, Lynda – Primary Science, 2021
Philosophy is concerned with fundamental questions about knowledge, truth, reality, experience, justice and what is right and wrong. In this article, the authors discuss how philosophy and science can be taught together in the primary classroom.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Edwards, Carl – Primary Science, 2021
Linking Education and Farming (LEAF) Education uses food, farming and nature to reach out to children in new and imaginative ways across the science curriculum. Their work at a grass roots level, with teachers, children and farmers, shows just how powerful farming and nature can be in helping develop a lifelong love for science and fuelling…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Food
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Wood, Lucy; Wallington, Carla – Primary Science, 2021
During the COVID-19 'lockdown', members of the Association for Science Education (ASE) primary science community worked together to develop a series of remote learning resources for the 2020 summer term. This article describes how the aim of making science, with embedded science enquiry activities, accessible to parents and children in their home…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Lesson Plans, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Clark, Stella – Primary Science, 2021
One of the aims of primary education, as suggested by the Cambridge Primary Review, should be, 'Exploring, knowing, understanding and making sense'. It should give the children 'the opportunity to encounter, explore and engage with the wealth of human experience and the different ways through which humans make sense of the world and act upon it'.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Profiles, Elementary School Students
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Davenport, Carol; Padwick, Annie – Primary Science, 2021
In a recent survey of over 240 primary school children between the ages of 8 and 11, NUSTEM found that 75% of children said that they liked science and 63% said that they were good at science. However, when looking at the data by gender, there is a difference in enjoyment between girls and boys, with 71% of girls and 79% of boys saying that they…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Clubs, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School Science
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Rogers, Ben – Primary Science, 2021
There is a tradition in primary classes of using rich authentic activities to teach science. The idea of pupils learning science through experiment and discovery is appealing. But this is not how children are taught in other subjects. When children learn to read, there are tiny steps, mastering each one before moving onto more challenging books.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Science
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Montgomery, Jo – Primary Science, 2021
The author recently delivered an online professional development session on running STEM clubs as part of a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM, www.psqm.org.uk) Teaching and Learning Festival. It is a topic the author is often asked about, and she frequently provides training and advises teachers and external organisations on the what, why, how,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Clubs, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School Science
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