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Primary Science: Knowledge and Understanding

Primary Science: Knowledge and Understanding

Ninth Edition

January 2021 | 336 pages | Learning Matters

All the subject knowledge students need to teach primary science.

Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, this comprehensive text includes subject knowledge from each part of the primary science curriculum and comes with a wide range of resources so students can test their growing knowledge as they progress through the course. 

  • an online science subject knowledge audit with the ability to share results
  • end of chapter self-assessment questions 
  • Interactive tasks
  • a science subject knowledge checklist
  • useful weblinks for primary science teaching
  • Recommended further reading
This new edition comes with a new chapter on science in curriculum.
Science in the National Curriculum
Working scientifically
Functioning of organisms: green plants
Functioning of organisms: animals including humans
Evolution and inheritance
Living things and their habitats
Changes of materials
Rocks, soils and fossils
Forces and magnets
Earth and space

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Graham A Peacock

Graham Peacock is Principal Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University. He has taught children across the primary and secondary age ranges. More About Author

John Sharp

John Sharp is Professor of Higher Education and Head of the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) at the University of Lincoln. More About Author

Rob Johnsey

Rob Johnsey, formerly a primary school teacher, lectured in primary science in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick for several years. More About Author

Debbie Wright

Debbie Wright is the BEd (Primary) Programme Director at Rolle School of Education, University of Plymouth. She has extensive experience of primary teaching, and of lecturing in primary science education. More About Author

Keira Sewell

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