Primary Science number 145
Number 145 - November 2016
|2||Contents and Editorial
Perhaps the first caveat I should offer within this Focus on... is that I appreciate there are exceptions to the picture I am about to paint; the problem is there are not enough exceptions out there! As I talk to primary school teachers it never ceases to amaze me how often I hear about science being squeezed into the teaching time at some point in the week. Maths and literacy still dominate with science as the poor relation.
|5|| Science + Maths = a better understanding of science!
Andy Markwick and Kris Clark highlight practical examples to offer a rationale for the application of mathematics in science and explore their intrinsic relationship.
|9|| Mathematics through experience
Nedyalka Hristozova shares some examples from her Bulgarian project, ‘Mathematics Through Experience’, which approaches mathematics from a practical, real-life perspective in order to develop creative thinking: just like science!
|13||Cornflour gloop and fizzy potions … making counting count!
Emma Vanstone offers engaging activities and links with key stage 1 and early years maths and science – enjoy supporting learning in both subjects with these inspiring activities.
|17|| Science Swap Shop: Eggy investigations
A four page pullout to copy or keep. Activities include:
|21||The messy nature of science: famous scientists can help clear up
Alex Sinclair and Amy Strachan explore approaches to scientific enquiry asking ‘Why bother with the scientists named in the National Curriculum?’
|24|| Bringing the zoo to you!
Stephanie Pace looks at how the Zoological Society of London is using digital technology to bring the zoo to your classroom in a different approach to supporting learning and teaching
|28|| Rocks can wow? Yes, rocks can WOW!
Sally Hardman and Sue Luke take a look at how you can wow with rocks and bring fossils to life using discovery stations.
|31||Securing assessment in science
Charlotte Jackson outlines how she created resources to support assessment in science and evaluates their impact and use within the primary classroom.
- Primary science: a guide to teaching practice 2nd edn. Ed. Mick Dunne and Alan Peacock (2014)