Editor: Tara Mawby
Primary Science (PS) is the journal for primary members of the ASE and is published five times a year.
PS aims to share information and ideas that support effective practice in science education focused at the primary school level through transition to early secondary education. Many of the articles are therefore relevant to both primary and secondary phases of education.
It includes articles, both requested and unsolicited, about teaching, learning and assessing science for all children in the 3 – 12 year age range.Topics covered include selecting, adapting and managing learning activities both within and outside the classroom, research findings, adaptations for children with special needs, health and safety, use of ICT, links to other areas of the curriculum and information about useful books, equipment, audio-visual aids, websites and CDRoms.
Insights into familiar classroom activities are included, as are articles containing novel ideas about content and teaching and learning processes. The articles are reflective rather than purely descriptive, as they focus on the impact on the learners, so contributions from classroom practitioners are encouraged.
Letters, opinion pieces, notes from other organisations and resource reviews are also included.PS takes a principal theme in the majority of issues and recently these have included: assessment, science and scientists, forces, gardens for life, biodiversity, what works and why, ICT and words in science.
If you are not a primary member of ASE, you can see a sample of PS by clicking the picture of the latest issue (below) and selecting the article without a padlock on it.
If you are a secondary member of ASE, you may be interested in this list of articles that could be relevant to your phase of education. Why not become a joint member and receive PS as well as SSR?
Non-members of ASE may read selected articles from each issue of PS, current and previous, offered as 'tasters' to give a flavour of the journal. These free articles are those listed on the Contents page without the padlocks alongside. If you like what you see and would like to read more, why not join ASE? Click here for more details.
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May 2013 issue Let them go? Personalising learning in science. This issue discusses giving children ownership of science investigations, how to learn about healthy eating, setting practical challenges. Great subject knowledge articles including micro-organism poetry and using microscopes.
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