This book shows how a wide range of contexts for learning science can be used outside of the classroom, and includes learning:
With contributions from well known and respected practitioners in all fields of science education and through using case studies, Learning Science Outside the Classroom offers practical guidance for teachers, assistant teaching staff and student teachers involved in primary and secondary education. It will help enable them to widen the scientific experience and understanding of pupils.
The advice in this book has been checked for safety by CLEAPSS.
'This book will be welcomed by pragmatists and environmentalists alike. It is a passport to taking children out of the classroom and beyond into the real world: a real advocate for life-long learning.' – Liz Lakin, Primary Science Review
1. The nature of learning science outside the classroom. 2. Practicalities and safety issues. 3. The outdoor classroom. 4. Using freshwater habitats. 5. Learning at residential field centres. 6. Learning science in a botanic garden. 7. Learning at zoos and farms. 8. Learning science at industrial sites. 9. Chemistry trails. 10. Learning physics and astronomy outside the classroom. 11. Learning with newspapers. 12. Learning science through ICT at home. 13. Managing learning outside the classroom.