Primary Science number 128
Number 128 - May 2013
|3||Focus on…Let them go?|
|5|| Giving children ownership of their science investigations is easier than you might think
Bridget Holligan believes that giving children more control over what and how they investigate can really engage and motivate them in science but how do you make it manageable?
|9|| A child-centred approach to learning about healthy eating
Trainee teacher Francesca Telford describes how a cross-curricular, child centred approach and a relevant context engaged a class of 8- to 10-year olds with learning about healthy food and nutrition.
|13|| ‘Egg races’ and other practical challenges
Geoff Auty discusses the ideas behind science and technology challenges and shares his own experiences of ‘egg races'.
|19|| Working wonders
Lynne Bianchi shares the information about children’s scientific wonderings that she and others have found in a recent project.
|24|| To lead or not to lead?
Explore being facilitators in lessons focusing on microorganisms
|27|| Learning about yeast through science, art and poetry
Lois Kelly and Alison Brade describe a cross-curricular project designed to enhance learning about micro-organisms.
|30||It is well worth taking a closer look
Peter Sainsbury advocates the use of microscopes in the primary classroom to transform the familiar into something quite amazing.
|34|| The cat sat on the mat: changing minds, changing ideas
In this second instalment of his two-part article, Mick Statham draws from coaching and research into children’s learning in science to present a model for building pupils’ scientific ideas quickly and effectively.
Reviews of latest primary science resources.
Let them go? Personalising learning in science