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What is the ‘one thing’ you should know before teaching about evolution?

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: Berry Billingsley tackles the thorny question of what to say to children about evolution and religion.

Children become ‘real scientists’ as they help to monitor the health of their local estuary

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: Brent Beaumont explains how the children at his primary school in New Zealand are inspired by their involvement in environmental monitoring.

The ‘Red and Blacks’

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: Electrical investigations from the archives.

Reviews

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: - Misconceptions in primary science, 2nd edn - National Curriculum Pathways – Managing and Implementing the National Curriculum 2014, Step 1: Audit - Science adventures: Sparks, shocks and secrets - Next time you see a firefly - LCD microscope with screen

Contents, Editorial and Notice Board

Issue: September 2014 134

Author: Editor: Tara Lievesley

Extract: Thinking is fundamental to our being, so why did we feel the need to have it as the theme for this issue of Primary Science? It is because we think it is important that we continue to reflect on how best to engage children in thinking scientifically. Of course, a new curriculum will possibly, for some of us, require a substantially new approach, but many of you are probably already pretty close to knowing how best to develop thinking.

Look, think, talk! Making thinking more ‘visible’ in the classroom

Issue: September 2014 134

Author: Gaynor Weavers gets us thinking about what successful science lessons could look like.

Think big! The Human Condition project

Issue: September 2014 134

Author: Gareth Metcalfe shares how this project is bringing the big ideas of science education to life in his school.

Change the way your pupils learn by practising creative thinking and visualisation

Issue: September 2014 134

Author: Mick Statham outlines how to get started with the visualisation techniques he introduced in the first instalment of this two-part article.

Avoiding neurological pitfalls

Issue: September 2014 134

Author: John Crossland points us in the right direction.

Research into inheritance and evolution (with Dr Who’s help!)

Issue: September 2014 134

Author: Terry Russell and Linda McGuigan invite teachers to try some techniques for finding out primary school children’s ideas on evolution and inheritance.

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