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Primary Science number 126

Number 126 - January 2013

Contents Article
2 Contents Page
3 You must be a member to download this article Focus on...
4 You must be a member to download this article Notice board
5 You must be a member to download this article The science of 'I don't know'

Tom Pringle (aka Dr Bunhead)

First instalment of a two-part article that looks at the science and art of ignorance in his travels around the world.

8 Is science lost in ‘The world around us?'

Aideen Johnson

The impact of recent curriculum and assessment changes on primary science in Northern Ireland.

11 You must be a member to download this article Does science rule out religion?

Kim Blythe

The question of whether we should be debating science and religion in primary schools.

14 You must be a member to download this article Skilled up and having fun

Anne Goldsworthy

Ways to develop skills with younger children that are far from dull.

17 You must be a member to download this article Exploring ‘The World Around Us’ in a Community of Scientific Enquiry

Lynda Dunlop, Kirsty Compton, Linda Clarke and Valerie McKelvey-Martin

A project to develop scientific literacy at key stage 2 in Northern Ireland.

21 You must be a member to download this article Let them have a go: using the Science games DVD

Di Stead and Tim Griffiths

Working on models and how a DVD can help you include games, models and analogies in your teaching.

23 We’re all going to the zoo tomorrow…

Francesca Smith

The conservation charity Marwell Wildlife has just been awarded the ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ Quality Badge for the second time running. Francesca Smith provides some useful tips about planning trips and how an institution like this can help.

27 You must be a member to download this article Something beginning with B…

Chris Deaves

Yes, bees can sting but that shouldn’t prevent them being part of primary education. Chris Deaves gives some ideas about working with bees in school.

31 You must be a member to download this article Granddad went back to school

Geoff Auty

Reflections of a primary school science activity morning.

35 You must be a member to download this article Reviews

Nature of Science, Enquiry skills, Types of activity, CPD, Questioning, Thinking skills, Children’s ideas, Creativity, Learning outside the classroom, Cross curricular, observation,

Colin Barker