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Primary Science number 129

Number 129 - September 2013

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3 You must be a member to download this article Tackling weather and climate change creatively in science

Murray Dale

Murray Dale offers some practical support for teaching about weather, climate and climate change.

9 You must be a member to download this article Now, here’s the weather forecast …

Mathew Richardson

Mathew Richardson from the Met Office explains what the national
weather service can offer you to help teach about the science behind weather and forecasting

12 You must be a member to download this article How do we clean our water and how clean does it need to be?


Niki Whitburn

Niki Whitburn sets children the challenge of producing ‘clean’ water and investigating the real-life process to help them appreciate the value of this vital resource

16 Earth science – it’s all about the processes

Chris King

Chris King from the Earth Science Education Unit outlines some activities that develop learning about Earth processes and the rocks they form through modelling and hands-on practicals

21 You must be a member to download this article Going wild!

Lucie Muir and Rae Tabram

Lucie Muir and Rae Tabram show you how to ‘go wild’ in the classroom with ARKive.org – a free multimedia guide to the world’s animals and plants

24 Journey to the outdoors

Margaret Boyd

Margaret Boyd wants to know why we don’t make more use of the outdoor classroom

28 You must be a member to download this article What happened next? Making and using an interactive DVD quiz game

Jonny Sluman

Jonny Sluman shares how he successfully converted a home game into an exciting, creative science activity at school

31 You must be a member to download this article Let the children talk: the power of talk in promoting understanding

Keith Ross shares his ideas about the importance of children’s constructive talk in science by offering some practical advice on how to encourage it.

35 You must be a member to download this article Let the children talk: the power of talk in promoting understanding

Keith Ross

Keith Ross shares his ideas about the importance of children’s constructive talk in science by offering some practical advice on how to encourage it

38 You must be a member to download this article Reviews
40 You must be a member to download this article Great Bug Competition results