A Guide for Teachers, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2009 – 256 pages
Series: Primary 5-11 Series
This second edition of the bestselling textbook Science 5-11 provides a synthesis of ideas about teaching and learning that focuses on answering the question ‘How best should I teach science?’ Offering a practical and innovative guide which is ideal for students, trainee and practising teachers, the book provides full information on the appropriate science topics for Key Stage 1 and 2, outlining the subject knowledge that a teacher needs, the curriculum requirements and the best ways to go about teaching, with an emphasis on practical science enquiry.
Fully updated to include:
The authors draw on their expertise to identify approaches to teaching that are best used in different areas of science, and help readers understand key teaching issues by considering them in relation to specific contexts. With advice on lesson planning and a user friendly structure, this book forms essential reading for all students and practising teachers in primary education.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Science, learning and teaching 2. Materials and their properties 3. Changing materials 4. Sound 5. Light 6. Forces 7. Electricity 8. The Earth and beyond 9. Humans and other animals 10. The green kingdom: plants 11. Living things in their environment 12. The Science Subject Leader References
Alan Howe has 15 years experience of working with trainee teachers in primary science and is Co-Programme Leader for undergraduate Education Studies at Bath Spa University.
Daniel Davies is Head of Applied Research and Consultancy at Bath Spa University and founder of the Centre for Research in Early Scientific Learning .
Kendra McMahon is Senior Lecturer in Primary Science at Bath Spa University and currently researching teaching science in the later primary years.
Lee Towler has recently retired from her post as Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Bath Spa University.
Christopher Collier is Senior Lecturer in Primary Science at Bath Spa University and leads the BSU course for Primary Science Subject Leaders.
Tonie Scott is currently headteacher at Bishop Henderson Primary School, Somerset.