If you are teaching - or learning - to teach primary science, this is the toolkit to support you!Highly respected and widely used, Essential Primary Science 2E blends essential subject knowledge with a vast array of teacher activities. Updated and revised throughout to reflect the requirements of the new National Curriculum, it covers the essential knowledge and understanding that you need; plus it offers over 200 great ideas for teaching primary science at KS1 and KS2 - so no more late nights thinking up creative new ways to teach key concepts!Written in a friendly and supportive style this new edition offers:
Over 200 original and new activities to complement the new curriculum, ready for you to try out in the classroomTips on how to ensure each lesson includes both practical and investigative elementsSuggestions on how to make your lessons engaging, memorable and inclusiveHow to deal with learners' common scientific misconceptions in each topicTwo new chapters on working scientifically and how to tackle assessmentNew up-to-date web links to quality free resources
Drawing on their own extensive teaching experience and understanding of the new National Curriculum, the authors provide the essential guide to teaching primary science for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers who are not science specialists.
Alan Cross is a senior fellow at the University of Manchester, UK, where he leads and teaches on the PGCE Primary Science Programme. Adrian Bowden is a primary science specialist teacher and company director of Travelling Science Ltd.
AcknowledgementsKnowledge and Understanding of Science Working Scientifically Assessment in Primary Science Life Processes - Plants Life Processes - Animals Variation and Diversity Environment Materials Rocks and Soil Forces The Earth in Space Electricity Sound Light Appendices Bibliography Index