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Explaining Primary Science

Explaining Primary Science

Second Edition
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March 2020 | 480 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.

This new edition comes with:

·         New guidance on teaching primary science today

·         Activities to enhance your understanding of key teaching topics

·         Links to national curricula for England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand

·         Videos of useful science experiments and demonstrations for the primary classroom


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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