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School Science Review number 347

Number 347 - December 2012

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1 You must be a member to download this article Contents
9 You must be a member to download this article Science notes - Substitution and elimination in halogenoalkanes

Substitution and elimination in halogenoalkanes Christopher Talbot and George Chong

11 You must be a member to download this article Science notes - Smartphones, time-lapse and responsible use in the school laboratory
13 You must be a member to download this article Science notes - Teaching potential difference using a track lighting model
15 You must be a member to download this article Science notes - Using the Science Museum’s ‘Mystery Boxes’ as a model for science and ‘How science works’
17 You must be a member to download this article Science notes - Helpdesk
19 You must be a member to download this article Science notes - Marketing and extending your STEM club
23 You must be a member to download this article Earth science

Theme editorial: Chris King

25 You must be a member to download this article Earth Science Education Unit workshops: an evaluation of their impact

Chris King and Annette Thomas

The ESEU has provided professional development workshops free of charge to teachers and trainee teachers across the UK for more than 12 years, with demonstrable research-based success.

37 You must be a member to download this article Using the internet to educate the world: the Earthlearningidea website

Peter Kennett

An Earth science activity is posted on a website every 2 weeks for free downloading and use in classrooms in the UK and across the world.

45 You must be a member to download this article Common Earth science misconceptions in science teaching

Chris King

Research has revealed that the most commonly held errors and oversimplifications in Earth science teaching are in the ‘sedimentary processes’ and ‘plate tectonics’ areas; the misconceptions identified are addressed in this article.

53 You must be a member to download this article Volcanoes, molten magma, … and a nice cup of tea!

Pete Loader

Misconceptions about the origins of the magma at plate boundaries and mid-plate volcanic ‘hot spots’ are explored, together with some suggestions for practical classroom simulations to help students visualise the complex processes involved.

59 You must be a member to download this article The evolution of the atmosphere: the story and the evidence

Alastair Fleming

The evolution of the atmosphere is an important aspect of the whole evolution of our planet; this article traces the story of atmospheric evolution, a story that is itself evolving!

69 You must be a member to download this article The Earth Physics workshops offered by the Earth Science Education Unit

Stephen Davies

Earth science is under-represented in the school curriculum; the ESEU suggests that students’ experience can be enhanced by including real-life Earth science applications in mainstream physics teaching.

75 You must be a member to download this article Why reinvent the wheel when Earth science resources are already available?

Maggie Williams

The problem of teachers wasting time developing resources when they have already been produced by others has been eased by two systems hosted on the Earth Science Teachers’ Association website.

83 You must be a member to download this article Sub-Surf Rocks! An A-level resource developed through an industry– education collaboration

Hazel Mather

A successful collaboration between industry and teachers has used seismic data to produce a useful resource for non-specialists.

87 You must be a member to download this article The ‘real deal’ of Earth science: why, where and how to include fieldwork in teaching

Duncan Hawley

Fieldwork plays a fundamental role in Earth science and the way we understand how the Earth works, and authentic teaching of Earth science should include fieldwork as a key experience.

101 You must be a member to download this article Inspiring a generation through the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Alexandria Potter

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site provides excellent opportunities for accessible outdoor education at all levels across the curriculum, enhanced by public awareness of the area during the Olympic sailing events.

111 You must be a member to download this article Box Rock Circus: Earth science out of doors

Elizabeth Devon

A circle of stones built as an educational and recreational resource for a village and surrounding areas.

119 You must be a member to download this article The challenge of developing innovative science teachers with ICT

Laurence Rogers and John Twidle

To realise the potential learning benefits of activities with ICT tools requires understanding and skill; a recently completed European project has devised training materials to help teachers achieve these.

129 You must be a member to download this article Leadership and modelling exemplary practice: a re-imagined role for the head of department

Wayne Melville, Todd Campbell and Anthony Bartley

Science departments are more than convenient organisational units – they are also communities; an understanding of this dichotomy opens opportunities for heads to lead the professional learning of their departments.

135 You must be a member to download this article Reviews
141 You must be a member to download this article Science websearch
144 You must be a member to download this article SSR special issues