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ASE members enjoy significantly lower prices for all ASE Publications!

What on Earth? Wallbook

The What on Earth? Wallbook of Science & Engineering
 

This Wallbook is a wonderful resource for teaching and learning – it’s chronological, contextual and visually hugely engaging. The Wallbook has a timeline on one side and on the reverse, eighteen of the most amazing moments in the history of science are presented in easy-to-read news stories; this text provides a brief snapshot of the extraordinary achievements, discoveries and insights scientists and engineers have made through the ages, leading to the modern world as we know it today. A3 in format and opening into a 2.3 metre long, fully illustrated timeline – it is perfect for schools and curious minds of all ages from 6 to 106 and can be read like a book or unfolded and stuck on the wall. The Wallbook tells the complete story of human invention from the dawn of civilisation to the present day.

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The What on Earth? Wallbook of Science & Engineering has been developed in collaboration with experts at The Science Museum, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Association for Science Education. Available now in the ASE Bookshop with a special price for ASE members!

Be Safe Welsh Edition

Gofal piau hi! Argraffiad Cymraeg wedi’i gyhoeddi mewn ffurf PDF

ASE guidance that is used extensively in English-medium primary schools is now available to Welsh-medium primary schools.

Brig-lyfr ac adnodd anhepgor – mae angen i bob ysgol gynradd un copi o leiaf! Yr unig gyhoeddiad sy’n cynnig cyngor i ysgolion cynradd ar draws y DU ynghylch gwaith ymarferol mewn Gwyddoniaeth a Thechnoleg. Fersiwn Cymraeg o frig-lyfr sy’n addas i’r ysgol gynradd Gymraeg. Gallwch brynu eich copi neu gael rhagor o wybodaeth o’n gwefan: 

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Practical Series Books

ASE Science Practice Series

Are you working with NQTs or trainee teachers? Are you teaching beyond your specialist area? The ASE Science Practice Series provides the support you need.

For those teaching beyond their specialist area the series provides advice about students’ misconceptions, common problems with individual activities and safety issues. The series provides invaluable support for newly-qualified and trainee science teachers and for experienced teachers who want to extend the range of strategies and approaches they use. Download a sample or buy these books in ASE bookshop below.

Buy Teaching Secondary Chemistry (Download sample
Buy Teaching Secondary Physics (Download sample and read Review)
Buy Teaching Secondary Biology (Download sample and read Review)

ASE Guide to Research in Science Education front high res cover

ASE Guide to Research in Science Education

This completely new book gives easy access to research that has informed classroom practice. The writers review robust and reliable research evidence, topic by topic, that informs the development of science teaching and will help teachers make decisions about the learning experience they offer students. The book also provides practical guidance on the stages of a research project so teachers can do their own research, on topics pertinent to their classrooms.

Buy this book in ASE's online bookshop. To download the full contents list, introduction and sample pages, click here.

A review of this publication appeared in Science Teacher Education and in School Science Review.

In the same series - essential reading for everyone concerned with the practice of science education are the ASE Guide to Secondary education and the ASE Guide to Primary Science Education.

ASE Guide To Primary Science Education

ASE Guide to Primary Science Education

This new edition of the highly regarded ASE Guide to Primary Science Education covers, in 24 concise chapters, a wide range of topics about learning and teaching science in the primary school. The book, edited by Wynne Harlen, has contributions from a wide range of science educators. To download the full contents list, Introduction and sample pages, click here.

A review of this publication appeared in Primary Science, to read it click here.

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ASE Guide To Secondary Education

ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education

This new edition of the highly regarded ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education is for all those involved in secondary school science education. It offers guidance and practical support for student and practising teachers, technicians and assistants, and those with management responsibilities for science. To download the full contents list, Introduction and sample pages, click here.

A review of this publication appeared in School Science Review, here and on the Royal Society of Chemistry website. 

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its not fair

It’s Not Fair – or is it?

A book for all primary and student teachers who want to know more about science enquiry and how to make it purposeful, and for subject leaders who want to lead science effectively in their schools. This book describes different types of science enquiry, how they help with developing scientific understanding and how children’s scientific enquiry skills develop. It will help you to broaden the range of science enquiries that your children experience. To read about how children answer scientific questions about the world around them - research that led to the writing of It's Not Fair - click on this link and download Jane Turner's article in Primary Science (p30, It's Not Fair) . Contents and sample pages are available here.

A review of this publication appeared in Primary Science, to read it click here.

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Be safe 4th edition

Be Safe! 4th Edition

An indispensible and bestselling resource – every primary school needs at least one copy! This 4th edition of the essential handbook Be Safe! builds firmly on the previous edition but places more emphasis on using science and technology to teach health and safety. There are new sections on under-5s, primary/secondary liaison and advice for schools with access to more specialist facilities. The section on science outside the classroom has been expanded, as has the section on making things, which now includes work on textiles and ceramics. The section on electricity has been re-written. To download the full contents list, Introduction and sample pages, click here.

A review of this publication appeared in Primary Science, to read it click here.

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