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Just imagine: using drama to support science learning with older primary children

Issue: March 2014 132

Extract: Wendy Precious and Deb McGregor report on the impact of using Dramatic Science with classes of older primary children.

Reviews

Issue: March 2014 132

Extract: See N Speak: Talking recordable magnifier -(2014 TTS Group Science Kit) Inquiring scientists, inquiring readers: using non-fiction to promote science literacy (2010 J Fries-Gaither and T Schiverdecker Publication) Positive psychology in the elementary school classroom (2013 Patty O’Grady Publication) Power House (2010 Thames and Kosmos Science Kit) Science fair warm-up (2013 John Haysom Publication) What does an animal eat? (2013 Lawrence F. Lowery Publication)

Contents

Issue: January 2014 131

Future themes

Issue: January 2014 131

Extract: Check out the future themes for Primary Science (PS).

Focus on...

Issue: January 2014 131

Extract: When considering the theme for this issue we were thinking of ‘evolution’ as it appeared in the first draft of the new English Primary National Curriculum for Science. There was a feeling that this could be a tricky theme...

Notice Board

Issue: January 2014 131

Extract: Tributes to Brenda Keogh, a very special person, one who was at the very heart of primary science.

Getting goose bumps about teaching evolution

Issue: January 2014 131

Extract: Colin Foster thinks that creationist claims can provide a good opportunity in the science classroom for examining the evidence for evolution.

Evolution in action

Issue: January 2014 131

Extract: Mike Dennis, Adrienne Duggan and Deb McGregor describe how drama can help develop a greater understanding of adaptation and evolution

Evolution and religion: adaptation in process?

Issue: January 2014 131

Extract: Michael Binder discusses the interrelationship between science and religion, while Christopher Crowther considers the challenges of teaching evolution in a predominantly Muslim school.

Rocks are boring – aren’t they?

Issue: January 2014 131

Extract: Tara Lievesley shares a few thoughts and websites to support the teaching of rocks and fossils.

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