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Cornflour gloop and fizzy potions … making counting count!

Issue: November 2016 145

Extract: 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.

Science Swap Shop: Eggy investigations

Issue: November 2016 145

Extract: 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)

The messy nature of science: famous scientists can help clear up

Issue: November 2016 145

Extract: Alex Sinclair and Amy Strachan explore approaches to scientific enquiry asking ‘Why bother with the scientists named in the National Curriculum?’

Bringing the zoo to you!

Issue: November 2016 145

Extract: 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

Rocks can wow? Yes, rocks can WOW!

Issue: November 2016 145

Extract: Sally Hardman and Sue Luke take a look at how you can wow with rocks and bring fossils to life using discovery stations.

Securing assessment in science

Issue: November 2016 145

Extract: Charlotte Jackson outlines how she created resources to support assessment in science and evaluates their impact and use within the primary classroom.


Issue: November 2016 145

Extract: - 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.

Contents and Editorial

Issue: September 2016 144

Author: Editor: Leigh Hoath

Extract: The Appliance of Science theme of this issue embraces real-life science, but also the ways that we apply science in the classroom: identifying the contexts that exist, helping children to make tangible links with these and establishing some context to embed the content within the National Curriculum. The authors have contributed ideas, ranging from reflections upon their own experience to practical strategies for connecting children’s learning to the world around them.

Feel the force of cogs, pulleys and water power

Issue: September 2016 144

Extract: Julie Pugh describes a STEM workshop at Quarry Bank Mill, a work-ing cotton mill owned by the National Trust, which offers interactive experiments and the experience of working machinery.

What do adults do all day?

Issue: September 2016 144

Extract: Claire Seeley looks at STEM in the context of the Big ideas and ASPIRES projects.

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