Primary Science number 149
Number 149 - September 2017
|3|| Focus on...social media and science
Social media is an increasing part of everyday life for many of us. I know that I use it both for work and personally. In the last 18 months, I have used Twitter with some enthusiasm and now feel part of a community within science education that I didn’t know existed before. At the Association for Science Education Annual Conference in January 2017 there was a gathering of ‘science enthusiasts’, many of whom had never met until that evening other than virtually. That specific network has grown into a close-knit support and friendship group. Support available professionally through social media and other specific online groups is remarkable. And with smartphones at our fingertips, there is access to these communities almost 24/7. As teachers and science teacher educators there has never been as much help, literally, at hand.
|5|| Topical, yes … but it dives beneath the surface
Paul Tyler explores how children can be engaged and inspired through topical science.
|9|| A ‘Peake’ into using social media
Sarah Walker describes her journey from being introduced to an iPad to the opening up of a world of media.
|13|| Social media: a window to a wider world
Fran Long writes about how she has developed learning and teaching through engaging with social media.
|17|| Science Swap Shop: Mini straw flutes, Dancing bees, Secret Messages and Investigating Sound
Age 3-5 Activity: Mini Straw Flutes
|21||Bridging the gap – using social media to bring together science and families
Toby Tyler describes how the wider world of social media has brought his school community closer together and Emma Vanstone highlights how schools can draw on support for engaging children with science at home.
|25|| Using Web 2.0 technology to enhance the science curriculum in your school
Mark Hainsworth shares his vision of what 21st century science education might look like in the future and discusses how to develop an e-learning capability in your school.
|28|| Moderation for professional learning
Sarah Earle, with Kendra McMahon, outlines how Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) can support different ways of moderating.
|31|| Growing the seeds of scientific enquiry
Clarysly Deller outlines an approach to enquiry through a science challenge activity.
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