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Primary Science number 119

Number 119 - September 2011

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1 You must be a member to download this article Contents

Contents of issue 119

3 Focus On...

'Creativity' and having a 'creative curriculum' are the direction many schools are going in, but for many this means linking subjects together, while still teaching the same, or very similar, content.

4 You must be a member to download this article Notice Board

AZSTT Primary Science Teacher College.
Make First Aid as natural as counting.
Celebrating the International Year of Chemistry.

5 You must be a member to download this article Creativity for a purpose

Hellen Ward

Hellen Ward shares her ideas of what creative science education is about

8 You must be a member to download this article Getting 'stuck in' rather than 'stuck in the mud'

Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock talks about the value of a visit where children can get totally immersed - in more ways than one!

12 You must be a member to download this article Puppets - A science teacher's best friend?

Charlotte Croshaw, Amy Willis

Student teachers explore the use of puppets to teach food and nutrition

14 Science beyond the classroom boundaries

Rosemary Feasey, Lynne Bianchi

Share some of the ways in which teachers around the country are taking science learning outdoors

18 You must be a member to download this article Sunflowers, Handwash and tablets for a sick puppy!

Sue Andrews

This describes how activities from CIEC Promoting Science, set in real contexts, provide creative ideas for inspiring young scientists

21 You must be a member to download this article Head in the cloud, feet on the ground!

Malcolm Smith, Dave Howard, Leigh Hoath

Some suggestions on how creativity can be found in cloud computing

24 You must be a member to download this article Getting children to talk about what they know of The Natural World

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, Carolyn Boulter, Michael Reiss

The authors discuss how images can affect the quality of children's talk about the world around them

27 You must be a member to download this article Engaging critically with scientific evidence

Siobhan Tolson

During her final year as a student at Nottingham Trent University, Siobhan Tolson considered how to support 7-year-olds in working critically with evidence

30 A memorable day out

Jane Maloney, Sue Johnson, Karen Goldie-Morrison

Taking children out of the classroom to learn in a totally different environment can be very rewarding for both the children and the teacher.

33 You must be a member to download this article Star Clubbing

Maria Hogan, Sarah Davis

Highlights hints, tips and the potential benefits of running a science club using the CREST Star Investigators scheme through a project funded by John Lyon's Charity

36 You must be a member to download this article The Great Bug Hunt 2011

Rebecca Dixon-Watmough

Rebecca reports on the winners and their prizes

39 You must be a member to download this article Reviews

Book reviews

Planning for creative science