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Sex and relationships education: whose responsibility?

Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: Amy Strachan and Alex Sinclair outline the importance of addressing sex and relationships education with student teachers.

Science Swap Shop: Life Cycles

Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: A four page pullout to copy or keep. Activities include: - Chicken life cycle sensory bin (Ages 3-5) - Flowering plant life cycle spinner (Ages 5-7) - Edible butterfly life cycle (Ages 7-9) - Stackable life cycles (Ages 9-11)

What connects a dead hedgehog and a twig?

Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: Simon Williams shares how his class found scientific connections between a dead hedgehog, a fungus-covered stick, a twig and a ‘tree cave’, and the effect this had on his own learning.

Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow? Creating the creative school garden

Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: Padraig Egan believes that learning outside the classroom is key in supporting development of scientific concepts, as exemplified in his creative school garden.

In the thick of it: using tablets for recording and assessment

Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: Can children use tablets to record their investigations while they are still ‘in the thick’ of them, and also provide valuable assessment data? Toby Tyler shares findings from the ‘In the thick of it’ project.

A science project that is out of this world…

Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: This is an extract, to get the complete article please see CLEAPSS Primary Science and Technology Issue 66.


Issue: March 2017 147

Extract: My mummy is an engineer - by Kerrine Bryan and Jason Bryan, UK: Butterfly Books, 2015 Keeping fit - By Anna Claybourne, London: Franklin Watts, 2016 A beginner’s guide to electricity and magnetism – by Gill Arbuthnott, London: A&C Black, 2016

Contents and Editorial

Issue: January 2017 146

Author: Editor: Leigh Hoath

Extract: There are growing numbers of support networks out there for primary science teachers, but I place the greatest value for bringing about change in your hands – you as readers of this publication are the converts and the ones who have the enthusiasm to support your colleagues in embracing science as a means for developing learning.

Notice Board

Issue: January 2017 146

Extract: - St Mary's University Primary Science - resources to support your cross-curricular teaching - Unleash the Infants – KS1 ‘Science for Infants’ Facebook group

Links in the chain: bringing together literacy and science

Issue: January 2017 146

Extract: Neil Taylor and colleagues Diane Hansford, Nadya Rizk and Subhashni Taylor reveal how using story and texts in other countries reflects emerging practices in the UK and discuss the benefits to learners of linking science and literacy.

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