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Explaining Primary Science

Chambers, Paul and Souter, Nicholas (2017) Explaining Primary Science. Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN 9781473912809

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Abstract

Successful science teaching in primary schools requires a careful understanding of key scientific knowledge. Explaining Primary Science 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.