You are here

Using their Brains in Science

Using their Brains in Science
Ideas for Children Aged 5 to 14

160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This resource provides teachers with creative and engaging strategies to help learners ages 5–14 improve their thinking and learning skills in science.

Linked to current research in brain-based learning, the book emphasizes the importance of using movement to promote learning and offers practical guidelines on topics such as:

  • Motivating students
  • Developing learners' skills of detection
  • Improving students' language skills and understanding of scientific vocabulary
  • Assessing learning in science with effective strategies
  • Promoting creativity
  • Using computer technology to support learning

Using their Brains in Science is ideal for teachers and student teachers, and anyone interested in science and how children learn.

How the Brain Works
Learning Motivation and Self-Esteem
Detective Science
Moving and Learning
Words, Words, Words
Writing in Science
Assessing Science

Gives further perspectives and examples to the science education for children

Dr Sabine Richter
Institut für Integrative Studien, Leuphana Universitat Luneburg
October 1, 2015

Book lacks a purpose. As a text for a science based course I despaired when the summary for the first chapter commenced with "The brian is a muscle ...."

Mr Keith Hicks
School of Education, Roehampton University
February 16, 2012

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

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.