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Effective strategies for teaching evolution: The Primary Evolution Project

Issue: May 2015 138

Extract: Chris Hatcher shares some activities developed by the project to engage and enthuse children.

Creative and teactile astronomy: exploring the universe using all the senses

Issue: May 2015 138

Extract: An international collaborative project developed by Isabel Borges and Linda Canas from Portugal and Alison Alexander and Ruth Wiltsher from England, celebrated and demonstrated on Science on Stage.

The early bird...catches the science bug!

Issue: May 2015 138

Extract: Sai Pathmanathan reports how the use of popular entertainment media alongside hands-on activities help children demonstrate understanding beyond their years.


Issue: May 2015 138

Extract: - Sand dune ecology concept cartoons by Millgate House Education (2014) - Switched on science year 3 by Rising Stars (2014) - Seasons: Spring by Stephanie Turnball (2014) - Whizzy Science by Anna Claybourne (2013)


Issue: March 2015 137

Focus on…

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: Editor, Tara Lievesley

Extract: Barriers to teaching and learning are different for different people; they can depend significantly on previous experience. This is illustrated well within this issue, with articles ranging from teachers new to the profession sharing their own thoughts on the barriers that others in their position might be facing to experienced practitioners sharing how they have worked at helping a whole school to develop.

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Issue: March 2015 137

Extract: - New Brenda Keogh Primary Science Award - Native British Honey Bee DVD - Science on stage 2015 - Advance notice for ASE Annual Conference 2016 - Nominate someone for the Primary Science Teacher Awards

So who teaches you?

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: Bob Kibble considers this important question recently asked of him by an eight-year-old.

Overcoming barriers through the use of the familiar

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: William James Turner believes self-imposed barriers can be overcome by replacing the old ‘textbook method’ of science with a more creative, discovery led approach.

WOBBLY CORNER: Breathing or respiration?

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: Leigh Hoath explains the difference between these commonly confused terms.

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