With a strong focus on helping children to learn the 'big ideas' in science, this book provides detailed and practical guidance on how to use ICT to support creative science teaching. Emphasizing learning science 'through' the technology rather than 'from' it, the book strikes a good balance between practical and academic dimensions through:
practical suggestions on how to plan schemes of work and lessons
case studies that highlight how ICT can be incorporated into cross-curricular themes of study
examples of real science lessons
advice on organizing learning in 'out of school' settings'
Written with the standards for achieving qualified teacher status in mind, this user-friendly text is a vital resource for all students on initial teacher training courses and newly qualified teachers at primary level.
What's it all about?; Big ideas and creative teaching; Student case studies in partnership schools; Planning teaching and assessing learning; Focus on flight; Life and sustainability; How can we see?; Light and colour; Science and technology in everyday life; Energy and movement; What if a chair was made of chocalate?; Exploring materials and particles; What is grass made of?; Early ideas about cells; Learning outside the classroom; Theories of learning; In conclusion.