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Primary Science for Trainee Teachers

by Judith Roden and James Archer Learning Matters
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Science really matters in primary schools!

Children enjoy active learning and investigation in science and teachers with a secure knowledge of primary science can bring science lessons to life, sparking children's interest and enhancing learning across the curriculum.

What do I need know about science to teach it effectively in primary schools?
How do children learn about science? How do I teach it?
What does a good primary science lesson look like?

If you are a primary trainee with only a limited knowledge of science, his text will help you build the subject knowledge you need to transform your teaching and spark children's interest in science.

Covering all of the areas of the new National Curriculum for primary science and offering insight into effective teaching, it helps you connect what you need to teach to how it can be taught.
This text is a comprehensive guide to primary science for trainee teachers. It will help you

•secure your subject knowledge
•understand how children learn about science
•know how to plan and teach effective and inspiring science lessons.

About the Transforming Primary QTS series
All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and in their first years of teaching. Helping them to secure subject knowledge, develop understanding and enhance classroom practice.

Working scientifically
Animals, including humans: the parts of the body, the senses, teeth, nutrition and the digestive system
Animals including humans: growth, reproduction and the circulatory system
Variety of life: the characteristics of living things, variation and classification
Everyday materials: their uses, properties and changes for materials
Earth, space and rocks
Light, sound and electricity

Judith Roden has over 30 years experience of teaching science at all levels and is currently a principal lecturer and cross-phase science team leader at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has had several articles published and is co author of 'Teaching Science in the Primary Classroom: a practical guide' (Paul Chapman, 2005).

James Archer - Canterbury Christ Church University