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Using science and much more to ‘Beat the Flood’

Issue: March 2014 132

Extract: Claire Seeley’s class learn of the important role of science and technology in solving a real-world problem as they tackle a practical challenge.

The 'Red and Blacks'

Issue: March 2014 132

Extract: Continuing our exploration into the archives of our ‘Red and Blacks’ – the original ASE Primary Science – the examples illustrate how observation can lead to many questions and ideas in the primary classroom: Does anything live in the long grass? Learning through animals. What do they look like? Where do some plants grow best?

Children go bonkers about bugs

Issue: March 2014 132

Extract: Sue Fielding and Meriel Jones share how the Bonkers Bugs team used the outdoors as a cross-curricular learning environment.

Learning about the weather through an integrated STEM approach

Issue: March 2014 132

Extract: Gokhan Serin describes how the weather provided an ideal context for integrating science, technology, engineering and maths in the classroom.

Using visualisation to enhance learning

Issue: March 2014 132

Extract: Mick Statham explains how implicit visualisation sometimes is and how we can work with this to create an engaging and imaginative start to a lesson.

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...

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