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Primary Science number 120

Number 120 - November 2011

Contents Article
1 Contents
2 Future Themes

Tara Mawby

3 You must be a member to download this article Focus on

Change your thinking

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

Let the creative cogs turn - give science to the children

5 You must be a member to download this article Using your brain

Hellen Ward

Hellen Ward explores how thinking and using your mind are essential to understanding.

9 You must be a member to download this article More than 'just' a teacher

Lynne Bianchi

Lynne Bianchi considers what it means to be a primary science teacher today.

11 Science: Don't be scared of it!

Katherine Brockett

Katherine Brockett explores why children are often not as excited by science as you would expect.

14 You must be a member to download this article The TASC wheel supports a honey bee challenge

Claire Seeley

Claire Seeley shares how the TASC wheel can help develop children's thinking skills in science.

19 You must be a member to download this article Change your thinking in class

Members of the Primary Science Editorial Board put their heads together and did some thinking about some of the activities they use to encourage children (and adults!) to think. This is the outcome. Why not try one of these out?

23 You must be a member to download this article A transformative approach to school improvement

Alison Peacock

Alison Peacock describes a journey of dramatic school improvement inspired by an alternative, transformative approach to learning that centres on finding a way through for every learner.

26 You must be a member to download this article Innovative technologies in science teaching

Cecilia Guerra, Lucia Pombo and Antonio Moreira

Portuguese teachers are changing their thinking about new technologies; Cecília Guerra, Lúcia Pombo and António Moreira explain how

29 Stuck for words

Carol Callinan and John Sharp

Children’s gestures can help us understand their ideas as Carol
Callinan and John Sharp explain

32 You must be a member to download this article Drawn together

Sharon Harris, Alison Hermon and Susan Allan

Sharon Harris, Alison Hermon and Susan Allan share their experiences on why we should think more about the links between science and art

35 You must be a member to download this article Energy for Education

Emma Cook

Emma Cook describes how schools can plan for the future by working with ‘green energy’ companies and their resources

38 You must be a member to download this article Reviews

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