200 Science Investigations for Young Students: Practical Activities for Science 5-11

200 Science Investigations for Young Students: Practical Activities for Science 5-11

By: Martin Wenham (author)Hardback

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This book enables teachers to develop a complete range of basic investigations for science with students aged five to 11 years. It demonstrates how children can use hands-on activities to consolidate and extend their knowledge and understanding. Investigations are presented in a generic form, so that teachers can work through them and adapt them to meet the particular needs of their own classes. The presentation of activities ranges from highly-structured sequences of instructions and questions (with answers!), to more general discussions, depending on the approach needed and the likely variations in equipment and materials available. Each activity is aimed to help any teacher carry out significant scientific investigations with their class, and where necessary, to learn alongside them. - Almost every investigation and activity has been tested by the author. - Investigations use readily-available, non-specialist or recycled materials. The context of this book is children's need to learn through first-hand experience of the world around them.This book is an essential resource for teachers planning an effective science programme, or for student teachers needing to broaden their scientific knowledge and understanding. 200 Science Investigations for Young Students is the companion volume of activities which demonstrate the theories in Martin Wenham's Understanding Primary Science. The content has been guided by, but not limited to, The National Curriculum 2000 and the Initial Teacher Training Curriculum for Primary Science, issued by the Teacher Training Agency.

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About Author

Martin Wenham originally trained in plant biology and forestry, becoming a teacher in 1967, after four years in full-time research. His teaching experience has included work in secondary, primary and special schools, with pupils of all ages from 5 to 18. Between 1989 and 1998 he was a Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Leicester, specializing in science and art.


The Role of Activities and Investigations in Science Education Life and Living Processes Humans as Organisms Green Plants as Organisms Variety, Adaptation and Interdependence States of Matter and Physical Change Mechanical Properties of Materials and Objects Explaining Some Physical Changes Chemical Changes Obtaining and Making Materials Earth Science Energy Electricity Forces and Their Effects Gravity and Magnetism Sound Light The Earth in Space

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/01/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780761963486
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780761963486
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0761963480

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