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Primary Science number 130

Number 130 - November 2013

Contents Article
3 Focus on
4 You must be a member to download this article Notice Board
5 You must be a member to download this article International primary science: what’s in it for us?

Mick Dunne and Rania Maklad provide a whistle-stop world tour of primary science in schools and consider the strengths of science in the UK.

8 You must be a member to download this article A world of learning about science

Brenda Keogh and Stuart Naylor share some of their experiences of science learning as they travel the world.

12 You must be a member to download this article Getting third graders to put on their science ‘thinking caps’

Sonali Raje and Elizabeth Bartleson in the USA describe a simple science investigation in which students take charge of their own learning.

16 You must be a member to download this article The Kolumbus-Kids project in Germany for gifted children

Claas Wegner, Lea Minnaert and Friederike Strehlke share their project for managing the challenge of supporting young gifted learners.

20 The importance of engaging pupils actively in demonstrations

Liisa Suomela, Kalle Juuti and Maija Ahtee from Finland provide some ideas, particularly relevant for new teachers, about making demonstrations active rather than passive experiences.

26 You must be a member to download this article Primary science education in China

Gayle Pook offers an insight into the move to reform science teaching to enhance the fast-moving Chinese economy.

29 You must be a member to download this article Interconnecting with VIPs

An approach to education that centres on science lessons about life and changing lives. Robert Collins describes how it is all interconnected.

32 Early-years children think too!

In early-years classes there is always lots of talk; Laura Mooney describes how these young children can also think through concepts and use science skills.

35 You must be a member to download this article UPDATE: So what has changed in the final version of the Primary National Curriculum for England?

Tara Mawby attempts a quick summary

37 Reviews

Science across the world

Cover: Handling unusual animals in the Kolumbus-Kids project – page 16