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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.

Being right isn’t persuasive!

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: Lynne Bianchi shares a project that has proved successful with helping schools to discover and overcome their barriers.

Why clone a sheep when they all look the same anyway?

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: Terry Russell and Linda McGuigan continue the reports of their Nuffield funded project to explore the teaching and learning of evolution and inheritance.

Making science meaningful for young people with diverse needs

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: Di Stead describes how a relevant and meaningful science curriculum was developed at a school for young people with autism spectrum disorders.

Lindley Junior School takes over Chester Zoo

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: Lara Bottomley, Mark Breen and year 6 pupils, Louis Wood, Laura Hutchinson, Hannah Millard, Ans Muhammad and Charlotte Bellarby-Ladocha, share their school’s ‘fantastic’ day at the zoo.

Is Piaget wrong?

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: John Crossland continues his theme on thinking.

What difference does a more in-depth programme make to learning?

Issue: March 2015 137

Author: Athene Reiss shares the findings of a project with two primary schools.


Issue: March 2015 137

Extract: - Achieving QTS - Primary science: teaching theory and practice (7th edn) London: Sage/Learning Matters, 2014 John Sharp, Graham Peacock, Rob Johnsey, Shirley Simon, Robin Smith, Alan Cross and Diane Harris 151 pp. £19.99 - Achieving QTS - Primary science: knowledge and understanding (7th edn) Graham Peacock, John Sharp, Rob Johnsey and Debbie Wright 248 pp. £19.99 - Science – year by year, Ed. Robert Winston London: Dorling Kingsley, 2013 400 pp. £25.00


Issue: January 2015 136

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