Packed with practical activities, ideas and strategies to help you to enhance your pupils’ scientific understanding, this easy-to-use and accessible book has been specifically written for teaching assistants.
Primary Science for Teaching Assistants:
- analyzes how you can develop scientific skills and understanding
- offers advice and guidance on pupil’s progression in science
- shows how to use and build on children’s ideas by questioning
- provides suggestions for practical work and cross-curricular links.
Use this book whether you’re studying for qualifications or just keen to improve the support you already provide.
Table of Contents
What is Primary Science?; The teaching assistant as a positive role model in primary science; Understanding the science lesson; The teaching assistant as an effective questioner in science; Understanding and supporting practical work; Understanding and supporting children’s ideas in science; Supporting numeracy and literacy in primary science; Using and adapting resources; Getting to know and supporting ICT in science; Supporting children communicating in science; Supporting the assessment and monitoring process in science; Conclusion; Glossary; References; Resources.