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Pencil-free homework: worth considering?

Issue: September 2016 144

Extract: Colin Forster considers some alternative ways of setting homework.

Developing ‘argumentation’ with the 4–11 age range

Issue: September 2016 144

Extract: Terry Russell and Linda McGuigan of the University of Liverpool draw on their classroom research to offer their thoughts on argumen-tation, an aspect of ‘working scientifically’.

Eyes closed for learning

Issue: September 2016 144

Extract: Mick Statham explains how the simple, effective method of ‘eyes closed’ learning enhances how children’s scientific ideas form, change and strengthen.

Reviews

Issue: September 2016 144

Contents

Issue: May 2016 143

Focus on...

Issue: May 2016 143

Extract: One of the key questions in every science subject leader’s mind is ‘How do I engage the wider community in science at my school?’ There are many interpretations of this ‘wider community’. It could involve linking with parks and doing community gardening, supporting other schools by sharing ideas and expertise or leading cluster groups, or sharing science with parents by bringing them into school during lessons or running parent-and-child science clubs. All involve sharing the school’s beliefs about the principles of science.

What is family learning?

Issue: May 2016 143

Author: Alison Eley explains how the ‘Learning Science Together’ project can provide positive family learning experiences through science.

Science Open Doors

Issue: May 2016 143

Author: Science Opens Doors is the creation of Clive Thompson of the Horners’ Livery Company. Steve and Jen Smyth describe one of the project events and how it sparked curiosity and interest beyond all expectations

Primary Science Interview: Science Sparks

Issue: May 2016 143

Author: Lynne Bianchi talks with Emma Vanstone about Science Sparks.

Pop-up physics for families

Issue: May 2016 143

Author: Deborah Herridge and Joe Shimwell explain how students and staff from Northumbria University are joining forces to offer families from our most deprived areas a different kind of retail therapy.

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