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Explaining Primary Science

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March 2020 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Successful science teaching in primary schools requires a careful understanding of key scientific knowledge. This book covers all the major areas of science relevant for beginning primary school teachers, explaining key concepts from the ground up, helping trainees develop into confident science educators.

Classroom activities and Videos of useful science experiments and demonstrations for the primary classroom are integrated into each chapter to translate concepts into teaching practice.

Chapter content is linked to the National Curriculum in England and the Curriculum for Excellence, demonstrating how you could relate understanding to the relevant curriculum taught in schools.

 
Introduction: Teaching primary science today
 
Chapter 1: Biodiversity
 
Chapter 2: Ecosystems
 
Chapter 3: Microorganisms and Cells
 
Chapter 4: Using Plants
 
Chapter 5: Using Animals
 
Chapter 6: Variations and Adaptation
 
Chapter 7: Animal Behaviour
 
Chapter 8: Types of Matter
 
Chapter 9: Properties and Uses of Matter
 
Chapter 10: Materials from the Earth
 
Chapter 11: Chemical Changes
 
Chapter 12: Water and its Uses
 
Chapter 13: Space
 
Chapter 14: Energy
 
Chapter 15: Electricity
 
Chapter 16: Light
 
Chapter 17: Sound
 
Chapter 18: Forces
 
Chapter 19: Gravity and Weight

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