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’Squishy circuits’: a novel way of teaching electricity – with playdough!

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: Anne Buckley and Kim Harvey explain how playdough can provide a fun way for children to learn the basics and conduct further enquiries.

Wobbly corner: Magnetism

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: Students and lecturers at Manchester Metropolitan University try to explain this seemingly simple phenomenon.

Developing an App-titude for learning in the outdoors

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: Following a presentation she gave at an ASE regional meeting, Emily Baker recommends some apps to enhance outdoor learning.

How long is a piece of string? 4.5 billion years perhaps!

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: Terry Russell and Linda McGuigan provide an update on their classroom research into the teaching and learning of evolution and inheritance.

Did we have science before 1988?

Issue: November 2014 135

Extract: In our Primary Science interview, science educators Alan Peacock and Mick Dunne reflect on their own experiences of what science was like in England before the National Curriculum.

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.


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.

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