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Primary Science: Extending Knowledge in Practice
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Primary Science: Extending Knowledge in Practice



September 2007 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
Still the biggest concern for many on initial teacher training courses is the acquisition of subject knowledge and the ability to translate that into effective teaching. This book addresses this - building on the core subject knowledge covered in the Achieving QTS series and relating it to classroom practice. It supports trainees in extending and deepening their knowledge of Science and demonstrating how to apply it to planning and implementing lessons. Practical and up-to-date teaching examples are used to clearly contextualize subject knowledge. A clear focus on classroom practice helps trainees to build confidence and develop their own teaching strategies.
 
Part 1: Scientific Enquiry
 
Introduction to scientific enquiry
 
Investigative Skills
 
Obtaining and presenting evidence
 
Part 2: Life, processes and living things
 
Humans and other animals
 
Green plants as livings
 
Variation and classification
 
Living things and their environment
 
Part 3: Materials and their properties
 
Properties of materials
 
Physical changes in materials
 
Changing and making materials
 
Part 4: Physical processes
 
Electricity
 
Forces and motion
 
Light
 
Sound
 
The Earth and beyond

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