324 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    324 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This fully updated fourth edition of the bestselling textbook Science 5-11 provides a comprehensive introduction to current research and professional practice for teaching science in the primary school.

    Chapters are organised into five sections, first introducing  theory and practice, then providing specific guidance on teaching topics in biology, chemistry and physics, and finally discussing supporting science across the whole school. Updates to the new edition include:

    • Responding to recent changes in the Initial Teacher Education framework, discussion about cognitive science is integrated more fully throughout.
    • Supporting all children's engagement in science by suggesting inclusive and creative ways of building and consolidating knowledge including making connections between topics and with the wider world.
    • New discussion on planning to support pupil progression in scientific knowledge throughout their time at primary school, building on Early Years and preparing for transition to secondary school.

    Presenting current research and outlining guidance on best practice, Science 5-11 provides a guide to the subject knowledge, curriculum requirements and pedagogical techniques to successfully teach science within the primary school.

    Introduction;  Section 1 Teaching Science – Theory and Practice;  Section 2 – Teaching biology topics;  2.1 Living things and their habitats;  2.2 Plants;  2.3 Animals, including humans;  Section 3 – Teaching chemistry topics;  3.1 Everyday materials and their properties;  3.2 Changing of materials;  Section 4 – Teaching physics topics;  4.1 Earth and space;  4.2 Light and sound;  4.3 Electricity;  4.4 Forces and magnets;  Section 5: Supporting science across the school;  5.1 A whole-school approach to assessment;  5.2 Subject leadership;  5.3 Transitions;  Index


    Kendra McMahon is Reader in Education, Bath Spa University.

    Alan Howe was the former Head of Department for Education Studies, Bath Spa University. He is lead author of ‘Science 5-11’ editions 1, 2 and 3.

    Chris Collier is Senior Lecturer in Education, Bath Spa University.

    Sarah Earle is  Professor of Primary Science Education Bath Spa University.

    Dan Davies is Director of Higher Education Management Programmes at the University of Bath.

    Darren McKay is Senior Lecturer in Education, Bath Spa University.

    Kerry-Anne Barber is Senior Lecturer in Education, Bath Spa University.

    Lisa Ziegler is Senior Lecturer in Education, Bath Spa University.