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Teaching science to a profoundly deaf child in a mainstream classroom

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: From her experience of a profoundly deaf child learning science with British Sign Language as her first language, Sally Spicer learnt methods that could be good practice for all learners.

Concept cartoon conversations lead to inspiring investigations

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: How Yanoula Constantinou used concept cartoons and cognitive acceleration to enthuse children in science lessons.

How the ‘I can explain!’ project helps children learn science through talk

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Alison Eley describes the methods used in the project to develop scientific literacy.

Gardening provides valuable time to talk

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Margaret Boyd shares the many benefits of a school gardening club, especially having time to talk.

'Curiouser and curiouser': supporting children’s independent enquiry skills

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Debbie Myers, with Maria McGrory and Cathy Westgate, has over two years, developed a whole-school programme of child-led enquiry.

Why you’ll never catch smallpox

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Marianne Cutler and Liz Lawrence describe the opportunities for ‘working scientifically’ provided by this new ASE resource, along with feedback from teachers.

How the fair test nearly killed enquiry

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Juliet Nickels explores the importance of content and exploration in a child- and enquiry-led curriculum.

Experiencing child-led science in science week

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Carol Bostrom shares how child-led enquiry, with children choosing their own questions to research, can work in an infant classroom.


Issue: March 2016 142

Extract: • Dramatic Science: inspired ideas for teaching science using drama ages 5–11 (by Debra McGregor and Wendy Precious, Abingdon: Routledge, 2015) • Science Secrets: Secrets of habitats (by Andrew Solway London: Franklin Watts, 2014) • Science FAQ (by Thomas Canavan London: Franklin Watts, London, 2013)


Issue: January 2016 141

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