This third edition of the bestselling textbook Science 5–11 has been fully updated to provide a synthesis of research and best practice in teaching and learning that focuses on successful ways to engage and motivate young scientists.
Responding to the new curriculum, particularly ‘Working Scientifically’, this edition now includes:
- New sections on whole-school assessment, mentoring, transitions and a topics-based approach.
- Reference to the ‘big ideas’ of biology, chemistry and physics with chapters clearly related to this new subject structure.
- Updated tables of progression in each topic area and reference to cross-curricular contexts.
- New self-assessment questions for teachers, the option for higher-level thinking and further reading.
- An updated chapter on subject leadership with an increasing emphasis on monitoring progress.
Bringing together research undertaken from a range of activities in the field, this book forms a comprehensive and clear guide, outlining the subject knowledge that a teacher needs, the curriculum requirements and the best ways to go about teaching. A practical guide ideal for students, trainees, mentors and other practising teachers, the book provides information on appropriate science topics for Key Stage 1 and 2.
Section 1 Teaching science – how theories inform practice
Section 2 – Teaching biology topics
Chapter 2.1 Living things and their habitats
Chapter 2.2 Plants
Chapter 2.3 Animals, including humans
Section 3 – Teaching chemistry topics
Chapter 3.1 Everyday materials and their properties
Chapter 3.2 Changing of materials
Section 4 – Teaching physics topics
Chapter 4.1 Earth and space
Chapter 4.2 Light and sound
Chapter 4.3 Electricity
Chapter 4.4 Forces and magnets
Section 5: Supporting science across the school
Chapter 5.1 A whole-school approach to assessment
Chapter 5.2 Subject leadership
Chapter 5.3 Transitions