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Explaining Primary Science

by Paul Chambers and Nicholas Souter SAGE Publications Ltd
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Hbk 408 pages
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A broad overview of all key areas of scientific knowledge relevant for the primary classroom.

Chapter 1: Biodiversity
Chapter 2: Ecosystems
Chapter 3: Cell Biology
Chapter 4: Plants
Chapter 5: Life Processes
Chapter 6: Inheritance, Genes and Life
Chapter 7: Animal Behaviour
Chapter 8: Types of Matter
Chapter 9: Properties and Uses of Matter
Chapter 10: Materials from the Earth
Chapter 11: Chemical Changes
Chapter 12: Water and its Uses
Chapter 13: Space
Chapter 14: Energy
Chapter 15: Electricity
Chapter 16: Light
Chapter 17: Sound
Chapter 18: Forces
Chapter 19: Gravity and Weight

Trainee teachers who are not scientifically-minded may find the prospect of teaching science daunting - but this excellent book is here to help and give confidence. It's a really approachable book, which demystifies science, ensuring teachers have the confidence to tackle the subject in the best possible way to help their pupils. The layout is good; it's easy to find what you want and the activities, of which there are a huge number, are clearly delineated, making navigation easy. An invaluable book for new and for experienced teachers.