Misconceptions in Primary Science / Edition 1

Misconceptions in Primary Science / Edition 1

by Michael Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335235883

ISBN-13: 9780335235889

Pub. Date: 02/01/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

This essential book offers friendly support and practical advice for dealing with the common misconceptions encountered in the primary science classroom.

Most pupils will arrive at the science lesson with previously formed ideas, based on prior reasoning or experience. However these ideas are often founded on common misconceptions, which if left unexplained can

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Overview

This essential book offers friendly support and practical advice for dealing with the common misconceptions encountered in the primary science classroom.

Most pupils will arrive at the science lesson with previously formed ideas, based on prior reasoning or experience. However these ideas are often founded on common misconceptions, which if left unexplained can continue into adulthood. This handy book offers advice for teachers on how to recognise and correct such misconceptions.

Key features include:

  • Examples from the entire range of QCA Scheme of Work topics for Key Stages 1 and 2
  • Practical strategies to improve pupils’ learning
  • Support for teachers who want to improve their own scientific subject knowledge

Michael Allen describes over 100 common misconceptions and their potential origins, and then explains the correct principles. He suggests creative activities to help students to grasp the underlying scientific concepts and bring them alive in the classroom.

This easy to navigate guide is grouped into three parts; life processes and living things; materials and their properties; and physical processes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335235889
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,009,900
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
How to use this book

Part one
Introduction
A) How do people learn science?
B) How can we elicit, recognise and correct science misconceptions?

Part two
Life Processes and Living Things
1 Concept of living
2 Classification
3 Circulation
4 Breathing
5 Nutrition
6 Feeding relationships
7 Microbes and disease
8 Heredity and variation

Part three
Materials and their properties

9 Chemical changes in materials
10 Particles
11 States of matter
12 Earth science

Part four
Physical processes

13 Forces
14 Floating and sinking
15 Electricity and magnetism
16 Light
17 Sound
18 Earth and space
19 Heat

Science glossary
The relevance of the QCA primary science scheme of work topics to the misconception entries
Bibliography

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