Primary Science number 116
Number 116 - January 2011
|3||Keeping primary science alive|
|5|| ISSUES IN PRIMARY ASSESSMENT 2
Assessment for learning: how and why it works in primary classrooms. In the second part of this series, the authors focus on the key aspects of formative assessment, including dialogue, collaboration and independent learners.
|9||TEACHOSAURUS AND LEARNOCERATOPS: dinosaurs as a motivating cross-curricular theme
A look into the benefits that dinosaurs may bring to the classroom.
|13|| BIG IMAGES AND BIG IDEAS!
The authors compare computer microscopes and their ability to enhance science enquiry.
|18||Night and Day - it’s obvious how it works, isn’t it?
Bob Kibble provides an insight into this seemingly simple idea and explores why we should teach children something which will shortly have be 'unlearned'.
|22|| GETTING PRACTICAL WITH PRIMARY TEACHERS
Insights into the primary-tailored 'Getting Practical' programme.
|26|| TALKING SCIENCE
Following a project funded by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust, the author discusses improving primary to secondary school transition through an argument-based approach to teaching science.
|31||WHAT HAPPENS IF ...?
Teaching students share the planning and teaching of an open-ended science investigation.