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Primary Science number 145

Number 145 - November 2016

Contents Article
2 Contents and Editorial

Editor: Leigh Hoath

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 You must be a member to download this article 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 You must be a member to download this article 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 You must be a member to download this article Science Swap Shop: Eggy investigations

A four page pullout to copy or keep. Activities include:
- Egg drop investigation (Ages 3-5)
- Rolling eggs (Ages 5-7)
- Keeping teeth healthy: Experimenting with eggs (ages 7-9)
- How to remove the shell from an egg? (Ages 9-11)

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 You must be a member to download this article 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 You must be a member to download this article 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.

36 Reviews

- Primary science: a guide to teaching practice 2nd edn. Ed. Mick Dunne and Alan Peacock (2014)
- How does a touch screen work? Leon Gray London: Wayland (2015)
- I love this tree: discover the life, beauty and importance of trees Anna Claybourne London: Franklin Watts (2015)

Note: The reviews published in Primary Science are intended to provide you with an honest opinion from an end-user’s perspective. Thus, they are not ASE recommendations, but genuine reviews and comments from readers such as yourself.