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200 Science Investigations for Young Students

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

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Classroom Activities | Science

January 2001 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

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
Forces and Their Effects
Gravity and Magnetism
The Earth in Space

This book is good for ideas. it helps with some of the general science lessons rather than those directly in my field.
But that does not stop it being a resource I would like to have on hand.

Mr Gary Howard
Social Science , Hopwood Hall College
February 8, 2016

Extremely useful investigations and practicals that are accessible to trainee teachers. The theory is easy to understand and therefore students that may struggle with the scientific knowledge required to teach up to Level 6 would find this book particularly useful.

Mr Andrew Sheehan
Department of Education, Newman University College
September 11, 2013

Good selection of investigations but feels dated with dense text and few diagrams. Many activities require an unrealistic level of practical construction by the teacher.

Mr Jon Board
School of Education, Manchester University
December 21, 2012

This is a supportive book, as to aid teachers with the development of young children in practical science activities. The activities and investigations are presented well, which enables adaptations of the material where possible, thus tailoring to the needs of the group.

Miss Zoe Taylor
Health , North Lindsey College
March 28, 2012

I shared this book with students who are keen to get their own copy now. They liked the many ideas and activities that they can use in the classroom. The section on the role of investigation was helpful in developing understanding of this critical element of science.

Joy Carroll
Institute of Education, Worcester University
May 12, 2011

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