Science is rightly a fundamental part of primary school education, but that doesn’t make it easy to teach - especially for teachers without a science background. This straight talking book from an experienced science writer and communicator looks at how to make the most of it and give primary school children a good grounding in the topic. Getting Science sets out to engage the sense of wonder. The science in this book is not for the children, but for the adults who have to explain it. Starting with a whirlwind tour of the great milestones of modern science, Getting Science goes on to take each of the main curriculum topics and give it a new twist. It provides the information needed to understand the key topics better and be able to put them across with enthusiasm and energy. This book will help teachers to get children excited by science, to understand science rather than just answer questions. Getting Science makes science fun, approachable and comprehensible to those who just don’t get it.
This second edition of the bestselling textbook Science 5-11 provides a synthesis of ideas about teaching and learning that focuses on answering the question ‘How best should I teach science?’ Offering a practical and innovative guide which is ideal for students, trainee and practising teachers, the book provides full information on the appropriate science topics for Key Stage 1 and 2, outlining the subject knowledge that a teacher needs, the curriculum requirements and the best ways to go about teaching, with an emphasis on practical science enquiry. Fully updated to include: The possibilities for talk and discussion within science lessons How children might record their ideas and findings How ICT can be incorporated into lessons How science can be linked to other subjects in a creative and cross-curricular way Citizenship and education for sustainable development The authors draw on their expertise to identify approaches to teaching that are best used in different areas of science, and help readers understand key teaching issues by considering them in relation to specific contexts. With advice on lesson planning and a user friendly structure, this book forms essential reading for all students and practising teachers in primary education.
Author: Alecia M. Spooner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!
Author: Wendie Hensley M.A.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2007-09
(back cover) Painless Junior: Science Honest, kids!. . . It's fun to learn. . . Open this book and discover the exciting adventures awaiting you in the world of science! Find out how plants and animals are closely connected with each other as parts of the Earth's ecosystem. Discover the magic of light, and see how it is reflected and refracted. There's just as much magic in magnetism and electricity, and this book explains how they work and how they're related. These are just a few of the amazing things you'll discover, as you learn that science isn't merely painless--it's also lots of fun! Also Look for These Fun Painless Junior Titles: Painless Junior: Grammar Painless Junior: Math Painless Junior: Writing
Elementary school students who find science mystifying, daunting, and hard to understand will change their minds when they open this book. The authors have transformed fundamental scientific principles into an exciting adventure where they discover how plant and animal life interact within the Earth’s ecosystem, how energy is converted into heat and motion, how matter exists in solid, liquid, and gaseous states, how light is reflected and refracted, how magnetism and electricity are related, how the Earth revolves around the Sun, how the Moon revolves around the Earth, how different kinds of rock were formed, and how the Earth’s surface has been formed and shaped over a period of many billions of years. The student-friendly text is complemented with instructive line art.
Author: Philip L. Safford
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 1996
In their chronological portrait, the authors synthesize the many voices of exceptional children, providing a historical picture that includes not only the perspective of the professional, but also, to the extent possible, that of the "client." The book begins by placing the origins of special education in historical context from Aristotle through the Enlightenment and beyond. Subsequent chapters consider individual "conditions" traditionally associated with specialized approaches (e.g., blindness, deafness, and retardation), discuss conditions that have given rise to further differentiation of childhood exceptionality, and offer a synthesis of themes and a prospective for a "new history," now emerging, of children considered exceptional.