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Understanding Primary Science By Martin W. Wenham

Understanding Primary Science by Martin W. Wenham

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This new edition provides even more of the background knowledge that teachers need in order to plan effective programs and answer children's questions with confidence.

Understanding Primary Science Summary

Understanding Primary Science: Ideas, Concepts and Explanations by Martin W. Wenham

`This is a useful and interesting resource book for primary teachers and would help to develop their knowledge and teaching of science - I will certainly be using it to inform my planning and teaching of the subject' - Juliette Green, Primary School Teacher, Environmental Education

`This book clearly goes some way to achieving its goal of enabling the effective teaching of science at primary level' - Primary Science Review

`Every teacher, however well trained in science, will have areas of uncertain understanding. This book is a prime resource for primary teachers of readable, accurate and relevant explanations of scientific phenomena, supported by impressively clear drawings. It has been revised to include recent scientific developments such as DNA and environmental issues, and continues to give sound advice about likely misconceptions whilst maintaining its focus on explaining the science for teachers' - Wynne Harlen, Professor in Education, University of Bristol

In a thoroughly revised and updated version, this standard reference book provides the background knowledge teachers need in order to plan effective programmes of work and answer children's questions with confidence. It is based on the belief that children learn most effectively when they can interpret their own experiences and investigation in scientific terms.

The content of this book has been guided, but not limited, by the National Curriculum (NC) and the detailed requirements for teacher knowledge of the Teacher Training Agency (TTA). It sets out the facts, develops the concepts and explains the theories which pupils at primary level, including older and very able children, are likely to need in order to understand the observations and investigations they undertake. For this edition some new topics have been added, in response not only to TTA requirements and ongoing developments in science and technology, but also to the queries of children and teachers about observations they find relevant and puzzling.

Throughout, topics are developed in ways which teachers and children can relate to their own experience. The text does not assume specialised scientific knowledge and, wherever possible, explanations and the development of ideas begin and remain firmly in contact with everyday events and observations. What is assumed is that readers will be willing to try things out for themselves and think afresh, in scientific terms, about experiences they and their pupils now take for granted.

As a work of reference to answer specific questions and clarify ideas, or as a resource for planning an effective primary science programme, this is an essential book for teachers, student teachers and anyone interested in the roots and growth of science education.

Understanding Primary Science Reviews

`This is a useful and interesting resource book for primary teachers and would help to develop their knowledge and teaching of science - I will certainly be using it to inform my planning and teaching of the subject' - Juliette Green, Primary School Teacher, Environmental Education

`This book clearly goes some way to achieving its goal of enabling the effective teaching of science at primary level' - Primary Science Review

`Every teacher, however well trained in science, will have areas of uncertain understanding. This book is a prime resource for primary teachers of readable, accurate and relevant explanations of scientific phenomena, supported by impressively clear drawings. It has been revised to include recent scientific developments such as DNA and environmental issues, and continues to give sound advice about likely misconceptions whilst maintaining its focus on explaining the science for teachers' - Wynne Harlen, Professor in Education, University of Bristol

About Martin W. Wenham

Martin Wenham originally trained in plant biology and forestry, becoming a teacher in 1967, after four years in full-time research. His teaching experience has included work in secondary, primary and special schools, with pupils of all ages from 5 to 18. Between 1989 and 1998 he was a Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Leicester, specializing in science and art.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Lyn Newton Improving Primary Science Teaching Science Investigation, Invention and Experiment Life and Living Processes Humans and Other Animals Plants Variety, Adaptation and Interdependence States of Matter and Physical Change Mechanical Properties of Materials and Objects Explaining Physical Changes Chemical Changes Obtaining and Making Materials Earth Science Weather, Rocks and Soils Energy Electricity Forces and Their Effects Gravity and Magnetism Sound Light The Earth in Space

Additional information

GOR001978545
9781412901635
1412901634
Understanding Primary Science: Ideas, Concepts and Explanations by Martin W. Wenham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
2004-11-18
320
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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