222 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 53 B/W Illus.
Science Fiction, Science Fact! Ages 8–12 is a book for story-loving primary teachers who want to find a creative way to teach science. Contextualising science in a story that pupils know and love, the book contains a wide range of activities and investigations to help Key Stage 2 pupils engage in science learning, while also extending aspects of the English national curriculum.
The book offers valuable support to busy teachers and, by ensuring science lessons are enjoyable and accessible for pupils, helps children get involved in investigations in a way that is memorable for them. Using coloured illustrations and diagrams throughout, the book contains:
Science Fiction, Science Fact! Ages 8–12 is packed full of ideas for weaving science into cross-curricular lessons, and is an invigorating and essential resource for Key Stage 2 teachers and science co-ordinators seeking to inject some creativity into their science lessons.
If you want to deliver superlative primary science lessons this is, without doubt, the book for you. Follow its example and you will teach children how to think.
A totally spellbinding fusion of story telling and science.
George McGavin, Honorary Research Associate, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and Senior Principal Research Fellow, Imperial College, UK
Introduction Chapter 1: How to Teach a Great Science Lesson Chapter 2: The Black Rabbit (Light) Chapter 3: The Last Wild (Food chains, microbes, digestion, teeth) Chapter 4: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (changing materials) Chapter 5: Kensuke’s Kingdom (the water cycle) Chapter 6: The Northern Lights (forces) Chapter 7: Alice in Wonderland (science skills)