The Association for Science Education


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The trainee teacher journey

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: Trainee teachers, Toni Cain, Jemima Davey, Georgi Colliety, Maddy Hayward, Camilla Robinson, Regan Kerr and Rob Shaw, talk about science and explore their reasons for becoming science specialists.

A spaghetti challenge raises the profile of science

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: Year 6 teacher, Martin Britton, describes a science week in his school and the excitement around a day of science challenge.

The Great Science Share – inspiring us all to share science!

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: Lynne Bianchi tells how teachers and advocates from all sectors can come together to share science and really make a difference.

Add more gin …! Common misconceptions and strategies for correcting them

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: Martin Wesley discusses misconceptions commonly seen when teaching science and some strategies to pre-empt or correct them.

‘But haven’t you got enough to do?’ Getting involved in action research

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: Sheetal Kowalczyk reflects upon her teaching experiences and the importance of research in supporting and developing her practice.

Let’s turn things on their head – teaching counterintuitive science

Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: David Kumar explores how tackling concepts from an alternative perspective might enhance learning.


Issue: May 2017 148

Extract: • Would you rather dine with a dung beetle or lunch with a maggot? Camilla de la Bédoyère and Mel Howells London: QED Publishing, 2016 • How machines work David Macauley London: Dorling Kindersley • Chris Clayton’s amazing galactic adventures John Baruch, Andy Livingston and George Morris Sandbach • Tinkerlab: a hands-on guide for little inventors Rachelle Doorley Boston, MA: Roost Books, 2014

Contents and Editorial

Issue: March 2017 147

Author: Editor: Leigh Hoath

Extract: ...There is little doubt that the rise in social media and internet usage is something of a game changer when it comes to access to information about sex, life and all that goes with them, which means it is even more important that as teachers we get our part right, although I appreciate the complexity of what this ‘right’ looks like.

Notice Board

Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: - Tinkering for learning - Nature detectives - Forest stargazing - The big sunflower project - ReachOut Reporter - Christmas Lectures for primary - Resources from on life cycles

Why do we have to talk about it?

Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: Sarah Bearchell engaged 9- to 10-year-olds with sex education as a scientist rather than their regular teacher.

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