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Primary Science: Extending Knowledge in Practice

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
Forces and motion
The Earth and beyond