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.
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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