Misconceptions in Primary Science / Edition 1

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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 book offers advice for teachers on how to recognise and correct such misconceptions." "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: 2/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,312,592
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Allen is Lecturer in Science Education at Brunel University, UK and has a PhD in science education.

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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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