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peter chaniotisThe Association for Science Education promotes the development of children’s natural curiosity; appreciation of the importance of science for understanding the world; and active participation in the acquisition of scientific knowledge, understanding, skills and language. Click here to read more.

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ASE Guide To Primary Science Education

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ASE backs proposals for new primary science assessment framework

New Primary School e-membership launched

Read more of the latest Primary Science news here.

Journal of Emergent Science

The Journal of Emergent Science is a professional research e-journal published by the Emergent Science Network in collaboration with ASE. The journal focuses on science (including health, technology and engineering) for young children from birth to 8 years of age. The journal will be free in 2011 and subscriptions for non-members will start in 2012.

Have you ever wanted to write for the ASE and Primary Science?

It is easier than you think. You can see the key features of an article by clicking here or if you would like fuller guidelines, please click here or visit the Primary Science journal submissions page.

Need help searching Primary Science issues?

Primary Science is trying to produce a way of searching for articles with particular themes, or key words. Click here for a spreadsheet that links articles from 86 onwards to a list of key words.  If you have any suggestions or comments please contact us

ASE Guide To Primary Science EducationASE Guide to Primary Science Education

This completely new edition of the highly regarded ASE Guide to Primary Science Educationcovers, in its 24 concise chapters, a wide range of topics about learning and teaching science in the primary school. This book is edited by Wynne Harlen and has contributions from a wide range of science educators. To download the full contents list, Introduction and sample pages, click here.

Are you a trainee teacher in primary education? Read our  list of essential ASE primary teacher books.

    Primary Science Forum

    The primary science group features exclusive resources for primary members, and the forum, where primary members can discuss the latest issues. You must login as an ASE member in order to view the group. 
    Forum Threads in Progress include: Assessment, Differentiation, Creativity, Learning outside the classroom, and PSQM. Click here to join the discussion.

    Teaching Resources

    A range of free teaching resources developed by primary teachers can be accessed on the Prezi website. Click here for an example of one of these resources. The story of how they were developed can be found in the May 2012 issue of Primary Science.

    These resources were not created by the ASE but are being featured here to support teachers sharing practice. 

    Keep visiting this page, where further links to the resources will be added.

    ASE Regions

    The ASE stages a range of events throughout the year, from small local discussion groups and workshops to more substantial area conferences and major national conferences. Each ASE region regularly hosts events throughout the year on a range of topics  that may be of interest to you. Both members and non members are welcome at these inspiring CPD events. However, members benefit from greatly reduced registration prices. Click here to see Primary events. Click here to see a list of all region events.

    Not a member yet?  Click here to find out about the range of membership opportunities for primary members. 
    Are you a member? Click here to login.