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Primary Science number 127

Number 127 - March 2013

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5 You must be a member to download this article Signing in science

Rachael Ashby

Rachael Ashby shows how sign language can help children get to grips with science.

8 You must be a member to download this article Twitter – my best CPD ever!

Richard Needham

Twitter has come of age. If you want to know more about how to use it or what the point of this social network site is then Richard Needham has some tips for you.

10 You must be a member to download this article Have words, will understand?

Jon James

Shifting the focus from words to concepts – does it work? Jon James shares the findings of a project with three primary schools.

14 You must be a member to download this article Use of apps in science

Claire Rees

Claire Rees describes some of the apps that her school is using on their newly acquired tablet computers to enhance science.

16 You must be a member to download this article Feeling the way

Mick Statham

In the first instalment of a two-part article, Mick Statham offers a model of how to ‘improve science learning in 30 minutes’, using an alternative perspective on a language-based kinaesthetic approach to teaching science.

19 You must be a member to download this article Making learning stick

Gareth Metcalfe

Gareth Metcalfe looks at strategies for embedding scientific understanding to ensure that learning experiences are effectively translated into the long-term memory of all pupils.

23 The nature of science

Berry Billingsley

Berry Billingsley provides some ideas on ways to teach and conduct discussions about science and religion in schools.

26 You must be a member to download this article Taking a ‘Giant Tour’ to explore the human body

Dan Davies

Dan Davies evaluates the impact of a workshop that uses role-play to help children learn about bodily systems and keeping healthy.

29 You must be a member to download this article World War II activity day: through the eyes of trainee teachers

Emily Clark, Laura Hornsby, Abigail Howard and Kathryn Pople

Emily Clark, Laura Hornsby, Abigail Howard and Kathryn Pople share what they learnt from a recent teaching practice experience.

32 Egyptians, yoghurts and ‘Britain’s got Yoghurt’

Heidi Snook

Trainee teacher Heidi Snook explores how using a child-centred approach to learning and a familiar context can help develop understanding

35 You must be a member to download this article Do you know your ABC?

Claire Neale

Claire Neale explains why teaching Emergency Life Support in primary schools is so important.

38 You must be a member to download this article Reviews