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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

Judith Roden

Judith Roden is an experienced teacher of science in all phases of education. She was a Principal Lecturer working in the Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, where she undertook the role of crossphase science team leader, managing a large team of science tutors. She has written a number of science books including the Reflective Reader in Primary Science Education, co-wrote Extending Knowledge in Practice as well a number of books, articles and chapters in respected science books. Judith now works part time for Teach First Kent and Medway. More About Author

Hellen Ward

Hellen Ward is actively involved in science education, working as a Principal lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and with teachers in a number of Local Authorities. Hellen has written several books and a number of other publications, and has developed teaching resources and teaching materials to support the teaching and learning of science. She has also contributed to science television programmes, website and teaching resources for the BBC Hellen is faculty Director for STEM at Christ Church and is also an independent education consultant. Hellen is an active member of the Association for Science Education (ASE). and a... More About Author

Hugh Ritchie

Hugh Ritchie has spent 15 years teaching secondary science, 16 years in primary teaching and is now an associate lecturer and science technician at Canterbury Christ Church University. More About Author